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After 100 years of efforts to establish it, President George H. W. Bush designated November as National American Indian Heritage Month. What originally started as an effort to gain a single day of recognition resulted in a whole month to recognize native cultures.
This edition of The Corps Environment (November 2019) highlights how we foster sustainability as a way of life, in support of Environmental Operating Principle #1. Content includes commentary from Col. Isaac Manigault, Commander of U.S. Army Environmental Command, about setting conditions for Army readiness. This edition also highlights a variety of projects and initiatives from across the Army enterprise that are setting conditions for a sustainable future.
In one Engineering With Nature® project located on Washington’s Skagit River, USACE Seattle District incorporated salmon habitat features into levee repairs made from 2007 to 2011. Woody debris is an essential component for salmon rearing and refuge habitat complexity. Large logs with rootwads were laid on the riverbed bench of the levee as a mitigation feature that delivers benefits to the fish during high river flows. Skagit River has been designated as a critical habitat for three salmonid species listed under the Endangered Species Act.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- “[Our] research will explore solutions to transportation challenges that we all face, whether it is global deployment of military forces, delivery of critical resources to the right place at the right time, transportation options for families and veterans to access medical care, or solving the ‘last mile’ challenges that will integrate the full community into our transportation system with all of its opportunities.”
“The National Levee Database is a public view into the information that builds understanding of the benefits and potential risks levees pose for the communities in which they exist,” said Eric C. Halpin, P.E., USACE deputy dam and levee safety officer.

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USACE-Albuquerque District, Dona Ana County sign Project Partnership Agreement for new dam
12/12/2019
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Albuquerque District leadership and representatives from Dona Ana County celebrated the completion of the Feasibility Phase of the Hatch Section 205 Flood Risk Management...
Deployments aren't permanent, but worthwhile
12/12/2019
Deploying is a choice for Civilians within the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, and sometimes the tour could last anywhere from 6 months to a year, and even less. ...
Help during missions, gain valuable experience working with Emergency Operations Center
12/11/2019
Over the course of 13 days in October 2017, a windswept firestorm tore through more than 195,000 acres of Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma counties. When finally contained, 5,643 structures had been...
USACE Marine Design Center managing procurement of dredge for Azerbaijan
12/11/2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Marine Design Center is managing the procurement of a dredge for the nation of Azerbaijan, as part of a broader U.S. Department of Defense program to enhance...

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