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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ environmental stewardship program protects, preserves, and restores significant ecological resources at Civil Works projects across the U.S. It contributes to the quality of American life by managing and conserving natural resources consistent with ecosystem management principles, and provides "islands of green" for many major metropolitan areas.

  • Corps manages almost 12 million acres of land and water
  • 4.3 million acres provide significant waterfowl use or potential for use provide significant waterfowl use or potential for use
  • 23 Important Bird Areas
  • 133 projects participating in the recovery of 53 special status species
  • 100 million fishing visits fishing visits
  • 9 million hunting visits hunting visits
  • 63 million wildlife watchers wildlife watchers
  • $20 billion spent by visitors accessing Corps natural resources spent by visitors accessing Corps natural resources
  • 56,000 cultural resources sites, 1500 listed on the National Register, 9800 eligible for listing cultural resources sites, listed on the , 9800 eligible for listing
  • 20 million fish produced for mitigation of dam impacts produced for mitigation of dam impacts
  • 55,000 miles of shoreline managed of shoreline managed
  • 1.4 million acres of forest lands of forest lands
  • 460,000 acres of grasslands of grasslands
  • World leader in developing aquatic invasive plant control

For more on Corps recreation sites and opportunities, visit us at www.CorpsLakes.us