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Barish, Lawrence S.; Theobald, H. Rupert (ed.) / State of Wisconsin Blue Book
(1991-1992)

The executive branch,   pp. [297]-530 PDF (87.4 MB)


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WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK 1991-1992
           UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER BASIN ASSOCIATION
Wisconsin Representative: LINDA BOCHERT (appointed by governor).
Mailing Addresses: Wisconsin representative: P.O. Box 7921, Madison 53707.
Holly Stoerker,
  Executive Director: 415 Hamm Building, 408 St. Peter Street, St. Paul,
Minnesota 55102.
Madison Location: Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street.
Telephones: Wisconsin: (608) 266-2243; Minnesota: (612) 224-2880.
  Agency Responsibility: The Upper Mississippi River Basin Association is
a nonprofit organiza-
tion created by Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin to facilitate
cooperative ac-
tion regarding the basin's water and related land resources. It sponsors
studies of river-related
issues, cooperative planning for use of the region's resources, and an information
exchange. It
also enables the member states to develop regional positions on resource
issues and to advocate
the basin states' collective interests before Congress and federal agencies.
The association has
placed major emphasis on its Environmental Management Program, a partnership
among the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the
5 states. This pro-
gram, which was approved by the Water Resources Development Act of 1986,
authorized
habitat rehabilitation projects, resource inventory and analysis, recreation
projects, and river
traffic monitoring.
  Organization: The association consists of one representative from each
member state. The
members annually elect one of their number to serve as chairperson. Five
federal agencies with
major water resources responsibilities serve as advisory members: the U.S.
Departments of Agri-
culture, Army, Interior, and Transportation, and the Environmental Protection
Agency.
   History: The association was formed on December 2, 1981, when the Articles
of Association
were signed by representatives of the 5 states. In late 1983 and early 1984,
4 of the 5 governors
issued executive orders reaffirming membership in the association.
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