Environment Archive

  • Amber Tilton Park Ranger, The Dalles Lock and Dam Every year, thousands of cavity-nesting birds become trapped in vertical ventilation pipes, chimneys and other dark, narrow spaces. Cavity-nesting bird species, which include woodpeckers, chickadees, owls, ducks and falcons typically make their homes in dead or rotting tree wood. A recently […]

    Corps cares for critters

    Amber Tilton Park Ranger, The Dalles Lock and Dam Every year, thousands of cavity-nesting birds become trapped in vertical ventilation pipes, chimneys and other dark, narrow spaces. Cavity-nesting bird species, which include woodpeckers, chickadees, owls, ducks and falcons typically make their homes in dead or rotting tree wood. A recently […]

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  • Dredge Essayons helps safeguard sea turtles during Hawaii dredging Corps partnership demonstrates new approach for species protection Patrice Creel Public Affairs Office, Engineer Research and Development Center The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has been leading research and technology development for 30 years to minimize the risk […]

    Dredge Essayons helps safeguard sea turtles during Hawaii dredging

    Dredge Essayons helps safeguard sea turtles during Hawaii dredging Corps partnership demonstrates new approach for species protection Patrice Creel Public Affairs Office, Engineer Research and Development Center The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has been leading research and technology development for 30 years to minimize the risk […]

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  • Amy Redmond Natural Resource Specialist, Willamette Valley Project The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers biologists at Fern Ridge Reservoir have banded together with researchers from Eastern Connecticut State University, Loras College and Oregon State University for an international population study to better understand why an overall decline of black tern […]

    Corps Partners in International Black Tern Population Study

    Amy Redmond Natural Resource Specialist, Willamette Valley Project The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers biologists at Fern Ridge Reservoir have banded together with researchers from Eastern Connecticut State University, Loras College and Oregon State University for an international population study to better understand why an overall decline of black tern […]

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  • Christie Johnson Park Ranger, Willamette Valley Project Forty-three volunteers joined seven Willamette Valley Project staff members Sept. 24 to plant more than 100 trees and shrubs in Pine Meadows Campground and Lakeside Park at Cottage Grove Reservoir. The volunteer project supported National Public Lands Day, the largest annual, single-day volunteer restoration […]

    Corps hosts successful volunteer event at Cottage Grove Lake

    Christie Johnson Park Ranger, Willamette Valley Project Forty-three volunteers joined seven Willamette Valley Project staff members Sept. 24 to plant more than 100 trees and shrubs in Pine Meadows Campground and Lakeside Park at Cottage Grove Reservoir. The volunteer project supported National Public Lands Day, the largest annual, single-day volunteer restoration […]

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  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hopper dredge Yaquina was delivered to the Portland District in 1981. She won’t stop for a party, since there’s too much work to do. Yaquina helps maintain the entrance bars, rivers and harbors on the coasts of Oregon, California and Washington. Because of its […]

    Yaquina: 35 years of service and going strong!

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hopper dredge Yaquina was delivered to the Portland District in 1981. She won’t stop for a party, since there’s too much work to do. Yaquina helps maintain the entrance bars, rivers and harbors on the coasts of Oregon, California and Washington. Because of its […]

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  •   A commentary by Shelly Hanson, Natural Resources Management  Invasive animal and plant species impact Portland District’s missions, including navigation, flood control, recreation, environmental stewardship and ecosystem restoration. Such species interfere with harbor and waterway maintenance; affect operation of dam and navigation lock systems; displace native plants and wildlife; and […]

    District pest plan focuses on early detection, rapid response

      A commentary by Shelly Hanson, Natural Resources Management  Invasive animal and plant species impact Portland District’s missions, including navigation, flood control, recreation, environmental stewardship and ecosystem restoration. Such species interfere with harbor and waterway maintenance; affect operation of dam and navigation lock systems; displace native plants and wildlife; and […]

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  •   By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office Two small projects recently made big impacts in the Northwest: the Trestle Bay Ecosystem Restoration and the Spirit Lake Tunnel Repair projects. Their impacts weren’t limited to accomplishing the projects’ goals – restoring environmental benefits and flood risk management. The projects were completed […]

    Small projects + small businesses = big benefits

      By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office Two small projects recently made big impacts in the Northwest: the Trestle Bay Ecosystem Restoration and the Spirit Lake Tunnel Repair projects. Their impacts weren’t limited to accomplishing the projects’ goals – restoring environmental benefits and flood risk management. The projects were completed […]

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  •     By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office Climate and other global environmental changes are major challenges for all missions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps leads many aspects of the federal government’s climate change adaptation response because climate change threats became evident early around water resources […]

    7 easy ways to be green

        By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office Climate and other global environmental changes are major challenges for all missions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps leads many aspects of the federal government’s climate change adaptation response because climate change threats became evident early around water resources […]

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  •   By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office The wetlands inside historic Trestle Bay near Warrenton, Oregon, offer ideal habitat for juvenile salmonids. Ideal, but mostly out of reach for more than 125 years due to what makes historic Trestle Bay “historic” — the relic stone and pilings placed there from […]

    Small project, big benefits

      By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office The wetlands inside historic Trestle Bay near Warrenton, Oregon, offer ideal habitat for juvenile salmonids. Ideal, but mostly out of reach for more than 125 years due to what makes historic Trestle Bay “historic” — the relic stone and pilings placed there from […]

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  • By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office From navigation to ecosystem restoration, the Pacific Northwest is one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ most demanding coastal design environments. The winter storms that regularly pound the Oregon and southern Washington coast are much like the hurricanes experienced on the East Coast. […]

    Building climate change resilience in the Pacific Northwest

    By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office From navigation to ecosystem restoration, the Pacific Northwest is one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ most demanding coastal design environments. The winter storms that regularly pound the Oregon and southern Washington coast are much like the hurricanes experienced on the East Coast. […]

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