What We Do

The past 35 years have brought unprecedented changes to the Missouri River. Chiefly among these changes has been a dramatic alteration of insect and plant life as well as the immediate threat of invasive species introduction. UMOWA is committed to documenting and mitigating these changes to create a healthier river system.


We commission professional, independent, science-based studies of river health indicators to establish baseline data and monitor trends.


We cultivate collaboration and support for evidence-based management practices and policies among the multiple stakeholders. (e.g., flushing flows.)


We support on-the-ground projects that protect, enhance, and restore valuable river resources (e.g., .streambank restoration, boat wash stations.)