Corps Messages Archive

  •   Portland District uses two different processes for making and implementing decisions: the Military Decision-Making Process, Troop Leading Procedures and the Project Management Business Process. These methods help the District define the problem and the steps necessary to support the best decision before using our resources and spending our limited […]

    A look at Portland District’s decision-making process

      Portland District uses two different processes for making and implementing decisions: the Military Decision-Making Process, Troop Leading Procedures and the Project Management Business Process. These methods help the District define the problem and the steps necessary to support the best decision before using our resources and spending our limited […]

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  • Predominantly male California and Steller sea lions swim up the Columbia River to Bonneville Lock and Dam in mid- to late-February to eat part of the annual spring migration of sturgeon, salmon, steelhead and other anadromous fish.  They do this to gain weight and energy for the spring mating season […]

    Corps Message: Sea lion predation at Bonneville Lock and Dam

    Predominantly male California and Steller sea lions swim up the Columbia River to Bonneville Lock and Dam in mid- to late-February to eat part of the annual spring migration of sturgeon, salmon, steelhead and other anadromous fish.  They do this to gain weight and energy for the spring mating season […]

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  • The Portland District Regulatory Branch is committed to protecting the Nation’s aquatic resources while allowing reasonable development through fair and balanced permit decisions. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit is required for most projects that involve placing dredged or fill materials into waters of the United States, including wetlands, […]

    Protecting the nation’s aquatic environment

    The Portland District Regulatory Branch is committed to protecting the Nation’s aquatic resources while allowing reasonable development through fair and balanced permit decisions. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit is required for most projects that involve placing dredged or fill materials into waters of the United States, including wetlands, […]

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  • Every Corps employee should have a preparedness plan in case of natural or man-made disaster so that you and your family are best prepared to survive any type of disaster and also ensure that USACE can successfully respond. For information about making a plan, visit the Ready Army website, the […]

    Prepare for an emergency now!

    Every Corps employee should have a preparedness plan in case of natural or man-made disaster so that you and your family are best prepared to survive any type of disaster and also ensure that USACE can successfully respond. For information about making a plan, visit the Ready Army website, the […]

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  • By Heidi Dimercurio, Public Affairs Office Portland District’s Emergency Management team is fielding a new Regional Emergency Alert Communication Tool. REACT will help protect District personnel by providing a flow of communications and acknowledgements before, during and after an incident – keeping personnel informed, obtaining actionable responses and providing crucial […]

    Portland District ready to REACT

    By Heidi Dimercurio, Public Affairs Office Portland District’s Emergency Management team is fielding a new Regional Emergency Alert Communication Tool. REACT will help protect District personnel by providing a flow of communications and acknowledgements before, during and after an incident – keeping personnel informed, obtaining actionable responses and providing crucial […]

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  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prohibits hunting on Corps property between Celilo Park and the city of Arlington in Oregon. Waterfowl hunting season started Sept. 6.  As a reminder, the Corps urges all hunters to respect the boundaries of Corps projects when they are hunting in these areas. “Hunting […]

    Reminder: Hunting not allowed on most Corps lands along the Columbia River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prohibits hunting on Corps property between Celilo Park and the city of Arlington in Oregon. Waterfowl hunting season started Sept. 6.  As a reminder, the Corps urges all hunters to respect the boundaries of Corps projects when they are hunting in these areas. “Hunting […]

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  •   By Matt Rabe, Public Affairs Office You’ve overheard those conversations. You know, the ones about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Maybe you’ve been approached by someone because they knew you work for (or retired from) the Corps. Did you know enough to relate to what they were saying […]

    Do you have what it takes to be a Corps of Engineers Statesperson?

      By Matt Rabe, Public Affairs Office You’ve overheard those conversations. You know, the ones about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Maybe you’ve been approached by someone because they knew you work for (or retired from) the Corps. Did you know enough to relate to what they were saying […]

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  • Recreation opportunities in Portland District provide safe, fun and quality experiences to serve community and visitor needs, improve their quality of life and connect them with our shared natural and man-made resources. Recreation visitors also bring in $342 million and support 2,655 jobs. For more on Portland District recreation sites […]

    Portland District Recreation — By the Numbers

    Recreation opportunities in Portland District provide safe, fun and quality experiences to serve community and visitor needs, improve their quality of life and connect them with our shared natural and man-made resources. Recreation visitors also bring in $342 million and support 2,655 jobs. For more on Portland District recreation sites […]

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  • Aquatic pests, both plants and animals, hitch rides around the country on trailered boats and other watercraft. Aquatic invasive species, like zebra and quagga mussels, create a mass of sticky threads that glue them to practically any hard surface: boat hulls, anchor chains, motors, wheel wells and even other organisms […]

    Corps Message: Stop the invasion with boat inspections

    Aquatic pests, both plants and animals, hitch rides around the country on trailered boats and other watercraft. Aquatic invasive species, like zebra and quagga mussels, create a mass of sticky threads that glue them to practically any hard surface: boat hulls, anchor chains, motors, wheel wells and even other organisms […]

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  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Operating Principles relate to the human environment and apply to all aspects of business and operations.  They apply across Military Programs, Civil Works, Research and Development and across the Corps. The environmental operating principles require a recognition and acceptance of individual responsibility from […]

    Corps Message: Re-energized Environmental Operating Principles

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Operating Principles relate to the human environment and apply to all aspects of business and operations.  They apply across Military Programs, Civil Works, Research and Development and across the Corps. The environmental operating principles require a recognition and acceptance of individual responsibility from […]

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