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Habitat Needs Assessment

Public Involvment Team Meeting Summary


A team of individuals representing a variety of river-related agencies and NGOs convened on 30 November 1998 in St. Paul to discuss approaches for incorporating public and institutional perspectives in the EMP's Habitat Needs Assessment. These individuals were invited by the Corps of Engineers based on their experience with integrating public input and natural resource management activities. A list of attendees follows the main text of this memo.

The intent of this memo is to capture the main points of the meeting, focusing on the four goals that had been established prior to the meeting. Future tasks for the HNA PI effort are also identified.


1) Brainstorm and detail approach to identifying "desired future habitat conditions" for the public and institutional perspectives - see detailed items below

The following points received general agreement:


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