November 10, 2020
Natural Gems along the Big Muddy: Missouri’s Natural Areas along the River’s Valley
Presentation by Mike Leahy, Missouri Natural Areas Coordinator, Mo. Dept. of Conservation
Missouri Natural Areas Coordinator Mike Leahy will take us on a tour of a variety of designated Natural Areas connected to the Missouri River that range from floodplain wetlands to river bluff prairies and forests.
October 20, 2020
To migrate or not to migrate: that is NOT the question
Presentation by Craig Paukert, PhD, Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at University of Missouri – Columbia
We were joined by University of Missouri professer Craig Paukert, PhD, to explore the issues and solutions for fish migration. World Fish Migration Day is observed on October 24.
September 8, 2020
Missouri reservoirs: are they toxic?
Online Presentation by Dr. Rebecca North, PhD, Limnologist with MU Limnology Lab
Dr. North shared some of the research she’s been doing on harmful algal blooms in Missouri lakes and reservoirs.
July 14, 2020
Up & Down the Big Muddy – A History of Paddling on the Missouri River
Presentation by Norm Miller, adventurer and host of Missouri River Paddlers
Norm Miller will share the stories of many Missouri River paddler expeditions through history.
June 9, 2020
The People of the River’s Mouth – In Search of the Missouria Indians
Presentation by Mike Dickey, Historian and Site Administrator at Arrow Rock State Historic Site Original Presentation was Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Hosted by Missouri River Relief Live Streaming sponsored by Rivermiles Watch this presentation on YouTube Few people know that the Missouri River, and the state named after it, were actually named for a tribe of Native Americans that […]
May 12, 2020
River of Sand – The Bottom of the Big Muddy
Presentation by Carrie Elliott, USGS River Studies Branch Hosted by Missouri River Relief via Zoom Streaming sponsored by Rivermiles, the folks that bring you the MR340 Watch this presentation on YouTube Original Presentation on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 When you look at the surface of the Big Muddy do you wonder about what is going on below? Let’s explore what […]
April 14, 2020
Meet Your Big Muddy – A Missouri River Primer
Online Presentation by Steve Schnarr, Missouri River Relief
Steve provided an overview of the history of the Missouri River in this livestreamed presentation.
March 11, 2020
Teaching with Big Muddy and Old Man River: Big River Ecology at UMSL
Presentation by Jay Fish, CHERP Project Director, University of Missouri – St. Louis
Jay Fish will talk about the inspiring summer field course he leads called “Great River Ecology” and how it transforms how students view themselves and our big rivers.
March 10, 2020
Through the Looking Glass: Early Development of Pallid Sturgeon and Shovelnose Sturgeon
Presentation by biologist Kimberly Chojnacki, U.S. Geological Survey, River Studies Branch
Recent research into the endangered pallid sturgeon has focused on the very early stages of life of these long-lived, prehistoric fish. Biologist Kim Chojnacki some of the latest fascinating and cutting-edge research giving a peek into this very difficult to monitor fish.
February 25, 2020
The Control of the Missouri: Ideker and the Fight for the Floodplain
Presentation by Robert Langellier, freelance journalist
Robert Langellier will share his research into the science, policy, facts and people behind the Ideker Lawsuit. In this 2014 lawsuit, a federal judge ruled that some recent flooding along the Missouri River is due to U.S. Corps of Engineers management and the Corps can be held liable for some damages. The lawsuit has become an important factor in the response to the 2019 flood.