Rivers and Streams

Rivers and Streams Technical Committee

The Rivers and Streams Technical Committee is to facilitate the proper management of Midwest cool, warm, and coldwater streams. This committee will organize and disseminate information and promote useful and timely research for the development of sound lotic management techniques that address aquatic populations and their environment. Read the full mission statement.

Secretary / Treasurer
Iowa DNR
22693 205th Ave
Manchester, IA  52057
(563) 927-3276
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
1511 47th Ave
Moline, IL 61265
(309) 757-5800 x218

RSTC Spring Meeting – March 14 – 15, 2017, Milan, IL.

The 29th Annual spring meeting of the Rivers and Streams Technical Committee is just around the corner.  The meeting will be held on March 14th and 15th, in Milan, IL, at the Rock Island Conservation Club. This year we welcome presentations on all topics related to rivers and streams in North Central Division. Please send me information about presentations you would like to add to the agenda or ideas about potential presentations.  HERE is the meeting announcement with details of arrangements.

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State Representatives


State Chapter Reports

2015:  Iowa      Wisconsin        Illinois      Minnesota



Committee Past Activities and Officers

Meeting Minutes

Spring 2011
Spring 2010
Winter 2009
Spring 2009
Winter 2008
Spring 2008
Spring 2007
Winter 2006
Spring 2006
Winter 2005
Spring 2005


Who’s Who in Stream Management

The Who’s Who in Stream Management in the AFS-NCD was first organized in 1989 and now it has been updated as of 2004. It is a list of people by state in the North Central Division that can be contacted concerning various stream activities. There are 25 different categories such as coldwater streams, dam removal, database management, fisheries assessment, GIS, habitat assessment, large rivers, stream macroinvertebrates, fish species identification, and freshwater mussels. A complete list of categories is given in a separate document. We hope to have this document updated every several years. Check your state out!
Who’s Who Categories
1. Channel change impact assessment
2. Cold water streams
3. Commercial fisheries
4. Dam removal
5. Database management
6. Drainage districts
7. Environmental Assessment
8. Fisheries assessment
9. Fish kills
10. Fish species identification
11. Fish tissue contaminants
12. Freshwater mussels
13. GIS
14. Habitat assessment
15. Habitat enhancement
16. Hydropower impact assessment
17. Instream flows
18. Large rivers
19. Long-term resource monitoring
20. Permit review
21. Riparian laws and rights
22. Scenic and protected rivers
23. Stream macroinvertebrates
24. Urban fisheries
25. Watershed management
Who’s Who State/Province Contacts
Contact Matt Matheney (Matt.Matheney@mdc.mo.gov) with Rivers and Streams Technical