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.
News in Brief
The 2020 Missouri River Institute Symposium has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are planning on hosting the next symposium in November 2021.
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.
VERMILLION, S.D. – Several University of South Dakota faculty members associated with the Missouri River Institute (MRI) are part of a new $30,000 grant funded by the National Park Service to study the biodiversity of Goat Island and aquatic-terrestrial subsidies.