MMNS Events

Ecosystem Management of America’s Greatest River

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Time: Noon - 1 p.m.

Location: MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

County: Hinds

For more information please contact the Visitor Information Specialist at 601-576-6000 or by email at

SPEAKER: Paul Hartfield, Endangered Species Biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Jackson

The Mississippi River is the primary river of the largest drainage in North America.

Flowing from Canada to the Gulf, bordered by the Appalachians in the East and the Rockies to the West, it is a world-class river.

Although it is one of the most engineered river systems on the planet, many reaches of the river remain highly functional and productive as a natural system. 

We will briefly discuss the importance of the Mississippi River to the U.S. and the world in an increasingly crowded planet, and how commerce and flood protection can be compatible with ecosystem services.

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