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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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TAD honors American Indians and Alaskan Natives throughout November
11/19/2019
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...
Memphis District Dive Team looks for mussels on Florida river
11/18/2019
Five members of the Memphis District Dive Team, led by Biologist Mike Thron, spent a week in October searching for two species of threatened and endangered mussels species on the Apalachicola River...
Key USACE structure to get “facelift”
11/18/2019
An indispensable structure at Ensley Engineer Yard known as the stringout is getting a much needed “facelift” over the course of the next few years, and is slated for completion in the spring of 2022....
Norfolk District and young scientists intersect during geotagging event
11/18/2019
Students and teachers from Norfolk Christian Lower School geoprocessed data with employees from Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to recognize GIS Day....

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