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Wetlands provide more than scenic views of nature
Have you ever wondered what wetlands actually do for society or the environment? Barbara Walther, senior ecologist, said these areas, a place between water and land, provide value to both communities and Mother Nature. She said wetlands support many benefits that range from habitat for plants and animals to water purification. “Wetlands provide a number of functions on the landscape,” she said. “Some of them are important to people directly, and a number of them are important just because of the function they provide.”
Regulatory 101: Science, people and America’s waters
“When everybody is equally unhappy, we probably did our job right,” joked Tamara Cameron, regulatory branch chief. “Nobody ever says, ‘Thank you for making me get this permit.’
Corps of Engineers welcomes navigation season after historic delay
The 2014 Mississippi River navigation season in the St. Paul District has arrived. The Motor Vessel Angela K locked through Lock and Dam 2, near Hastings, Minn., around 5:30 p.m., April pushing 12 barges en route to St. Paul, Minn.
District welcomes new towboat with a christening ceremony
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, celebrated the arrival of its newest vessel, the Model Vessel Curt Larsen, with a christening ceremony at Lock and Dam 2 in Hastings, Minn., April 16.
Corps retires Grand Forks, N.D., office
After more than 15 years of maintaining a presence in Grand Forks, N.D., the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed its doors recently.
Mississippi River ice surveys are a sign of spring
An airboat, ice auger and a ruler are just a few of the key tools for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, ice survey team.
Volunteers support second Wounded Warrior Hunt at Eau Galle Recreation Area
District staff volunteered their time Dec. 14, 2013, to support the second Wounded Warrior Hunt at Eau Galle Recreation Area, near Spring Valley, Wis.
A routine business trip becomes anything but routine
A routine business trip to Fargo, N.D., for two project managers was anything but normal when they came across a vehicle in the ditch.
National planning team study explores watershed planning and the future
Watershed planning should be a critical component within the Corps’ planning portfolio. Despite its importance, the process has been misunderstood in the past as misguided with no clear purpose or output. This misunderstanding around watershed studies threatens the Corps’ capabilities and role in watershed planning.
Peak looks to help people returning from high stress deployments
“Pick up a pencil with your opposite hand,” said Jim Peak, chief of construction. “Now, write your name with it. How does it feel?”
Above and beyond: District staff continue voluntary deployments overseas
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ response to Sept. 11, 2001, began on day one. Only a few hours after the terrorists struck, engineers from Corps of Engineers’ headquarters in Washington, D.C., went to the Pentagon to assess the damage, and personnel from North Atlantic Division and New York District made their way to the World Trade Center to assist rescue efforts and begin planning the ensuing support operations,” said Bernard Tate, Corps’ headquarters, in a recent article about deployments.
Dredge Thompson patterns tell a story of the district’s history
A district team visited the Lock and Dam 5A warehouse in Fountain City, Wis., Nov. 15, 2013, to inventory a large pile of wooden patterns used for the Dredge William A. Thompson, which served the district from 1937 to 2006.
Dam tenders work thru frigid temps
For many people, the winter months in the Upper Midwest mean indoors projects. That’s not the case for some district employees.
District surveyor judges Future City Competition
Jon Gustafson, chief surveyor for the St. Paul District, helped judge the Future City Competition that was held at the University of Minnesota, Sat., Jan. 18, where he represented National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, or NCEES, as the technical judge for the award for Best Land Surveying Practices.
Corps fights on against Mother Nature, Mississippi River
Freezing temperatures, tight timelines and heavy equipment are just another day at the office for the district’s maintenance and repair section based out of the Fountain City, Wis., service base.
Mississippi River Commission visits the district, gains a basin understanding
The Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI made an appearance in the St. Paul District Aug. 9 to 12 as part of the
Corps, partners build Mississippi River islands to protect aquatic habitat
A series of recently restored islands nestled along the Mississippi River near Lansing, Iowa, were
Battle of Gettysburg 150 years later: District’s first commander was battle hero
In 1866 following the Civil War, Gouverneur Kimble Warren was assigned to St. Paul, Minn., as the
Team nears finish line on Devils Lake, N.D., emergency work
The St. Paul District will substantially complete its emergency flood risk management project in
District attorney earns national award
St. Paul District lawyer Damon Roberts, counsel, was recently selected as the 2013 Joseph W. Kimbel Award recipient.