Tag: environment
  • The Corps Environment - August 2023 issue now available

    The August 2023 issue of The Corps Environment is now available! This edition highlights how collaboration and partnerships across the Army environmental community are shaping a sustainable future for current and future generations.
  • Corps seeks public comments on potential Wacouta Bay restoration project

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comments on a draft Environmental Assessment, or EA, for a proposed ecosystem restoration project in Wacouta Bay.
  • Solar energy to power JTFB Los Alamitos and beyond

    Commander Col. Andrew Baker and leaders of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Energy Resilience Project, Aug. 11, at Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos, California. The project was joint effort, involving the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy & Environment), California Military Department, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bright Canyon Energy.
  • Dry conditions could cause unusually low Lake Washington lake levels

    Lake Washington’s level may drop below an elevation of 20 feet. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking multiple steps to conserve water during 2023’s dry weather.
  • Headwater Highlights: Environmental stewards clear the path for construction and community projects while safeguarding resources

    The Environmental and Cultural Resources Section includes biologists, environmental specialists, physical scientists, environmental engineers, archaeologists, a tribal liaison, and a historian. Their mission includes protecting natural resources, wetlands, waterways, and locations of archaeological value.
  • Larger than life: A history of Dworshak Dam

    In May 1948, floodwaters on the Columbia River overtopped the cofferdam where construction was underway on McNary Lock and Dam. This flood, one of the largest on record, was one of many documented in the region since the mid-1880s. The propensity for flooding in the Northwest sparked much discussion about regional flood control.
  • Corps seeks comments on Mud Lake drawdown at Lake Traverse

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking comments on the draft Environmental Assessment, or EA, for the Mud Lake drawdown in Traverse County, Minnesota and Roberts County, South Dakota.
  • Work begins on fish and wildlife habitat restoration at Lake Ballinger

    Construction to restore a fish and wildlife habitat for over 16 acres of a former golf course is underway as part of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and City of Mountlake Terrace partnership.
  • Untapped Possibilities: Could navigation on the “Big Muddy” provide clean solutions for a more sustainable future?

    The words “green” and “clean” are likely not the first that come to mind when thinking of ground transportation in the U.S. Trucks on the interstate and railroads are probably what come to mind first, but the greenest and cleanest form of ground transportation is one that often gets overlooked: waterway navigation. As the oldest form of transportation, navigation on U.S. waterways is not a new concept. At face value, navigation of the nation’s waterways and environmental sustainability may not seem to be related. Except they are, as navigation has very little negative impact to our environment.
  • New Orleans to Venice by way of Memphis

    In line with USACE’s top priority, public safety, the Memphis District is part of a huge undertaking to design, procure, and construct hurricane and storm risk reduction features and ensure the Mississippi River remains viable from New Orleans to Venice, Louisiana.