Corps Messages Archive

  •     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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  •   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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  • I had the privilege to join our Leadership Development Program cohort when they visited Washington, D.C. in January. We had a tremendous week interacting with Congress, many Administration officials and federal partners, the media and industry partners. We were afforded a rare treat on our first day with an initial […]

    Commander’s Column: Competence follows Character

    I had the privilege to join our Leadership Development Program cohort when they visited Washington, D.C. in January. We had a tremendous week interacting with Congress, many Administration officials and federal partners, the media and industry partners. We were afforded a rare treat on our first day with an initial […]

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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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  •   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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  •   By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office, and Julie Curtis, Public Relations Manager, Oregon Department of State Lands The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District Regulatory Branch is working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Oregon Department of State Lands to develop new ways to measure and compensate […]

    A new approach to protecting America’s wetlands and streams

      By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office, and Julie Curtis, Public Relations Manager, Oregon Department of State Lands The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District Regulatory Branch is working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Oregon Department of State Lands to develop new ways to measure and compensate […]

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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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