The Missouri River Institute (MRI) seeks to increase interest in and knowledge about the Missouri River and its basin. The work of the MRI focuses on both the natural and cultural resources of the river. In this regard, the MRI seeks to develop and promote activities related to river issues in the areas of research, education and public outreach.
Vermillion, S.D. -- Researchers with the University of South Dakota Missouri River Institute are tracking changes along the river corridor to determine the impact of dams on birds, insects and plants.