Missouri River Public Use Assessment

Project Lead

  • Steve Sheriff

Project Researchers

  • Rochelle Renken
  • Thomas Treiman

Project Partners

  • Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
  • Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources
  • South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Along the Missouri

Project Summary

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in cooperation with Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U. S. National Park Service estimated public use on and along the Missouri River from Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, South Dakota to the river’s mouth near St. Louis, Missouri during the 13-month period from January, 2004 through January, 2005. We estimated the:

  • Types and amount of public use
  • Fish and wildlife harvest from the river
  • Socio-demographic characteristics of users
  • The economic value of the river to the users.

Thu, 01/01/2004

Mon, 01/31/2005

Project Updates

Results from the Missouri River Public Use Assessment

A total of 2,494,740 individual-visits or -days were made to the Missouri River and its tributaries during the 13-month study. This minimum estimate includes use from public accesses and areas, private lands not generally accessible by the

Project Datasets

No datasets have been added to this project.

Project Papers & Presentations

MISSOURI RIVER PUBLIC USE ASSESSMENT: FINAL REPORT Results from the 2004 survey of river users

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in cooperation with Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U. S. National Park Service estimated public use on and along the Missouri River from Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, South Dakota to the river’s mouth near St. Louis, Missouri during the 13-month period from January, 2004 through January, 2005. We estimated the:

Topics

Human Dimensions, Resource Economics

Tags

Onsite survey, Public Use Surveys