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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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Work to resume on Virginia Beach oceanfront project
11/5/2019
Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and city of Virginia Beach officials said Great Lakes Dredge & Dock LLC, the Virginia Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project’s contractor,...
"Taxpayer Advocate” Sean Dawson, 2019 Value Engineer of the Year
11/5/2019
For Sean Dawson, personal connections have been the driving force throughout his four years as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District’s Value Engineer. It’s the connections,...
Altendorf returns to Sacramento to receive legacy award
11/4/2019
Dr. Christine Altendorf was inducted into the Sacramento District Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees on Oct. 11, 2019 at a dinner and awards ceremony celebrating the District’s 90th...
Swope Park Industrial Area flood-risk reduction groundbreaking
11/1/2019
KC Water hosted a groundbreaking ceremony in the Swope Park Industrial Area Friday, November 1, 2019. This summer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded an $18M contract for construction of levees,...

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