A major redo. Redoing the dikes to not make them so steep and more of a transition from pool to pool. They want it to be more "natural" not just a bunch of levees and separated pools. The method for making schell was old practices of dam and dike to hold water. They want to cut down on the amount of silt that gets deposited into the area from flooding off of the drainage ditches that surround Schell. The biologist said it had so much silt deposited over the years that they can actually dig down and see the layers of the past years floods. They said that Four Rivers and Schell will probably never have a great stand of crops because the area tends to get too much rain and hold water during the summer for crops, but they will always continue to plant moist soil plants. Schell will remain a draw area and they will look at redoing some of the refuge areas as well. It is a joint effort between DU and MDC and will be one of the largest projects in the state. If you guys are interested in getting your kids involved through the DU legacy program cost is $200 and it covers their DU membership till age 21. They will also get their name on the plaque that will be displayed at Schell Osage after the completion is done.