• May

    DOE Partners with USACE to Safely Tear Down High Risk Building, Reactor at LLNL

    Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Districts and the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management partnered with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to demolish a building and remove a reactor to make room for new facilities on the lab’s 1-square-mile footprint in Livermore, Calif. Since space is limited the lab must demo buildings that have outlived their purpose such as buildings B175 and B280, two high risk excess contaminated facilities. B280 housed the Livermore Pool Type Reactor, a neutron-producing machine used for fundamental research and to measure and calibrate instruments. Later, it was used for trace-element measurements, radiation-damage studies and researching shorter-lived fission products. San Francisco and Kansas City Districts, in an interagency agreement with EM, completed removal of the reactor from within the building. The reactor demolition work included characterizing and demolishing the reactor bioshield, reactor internals and support equipment.
  • April

    Learning how to meld environmental justice with flood risk management

    SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco District Flood Risk Management Program is partnering with experts, external agency staff, academics and other practitioners with a story to tell to help its personnel and others learn how to integrate equity and environmental justice into their work affecting historically marginalized or overburdened communities.
  • March

    San Francisco District’s Spencer Harper selected for ERDC University

    Researchers from five U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Districts have been selected for the 2022 session of the Engineer Research and Development Center University (ERDC-U). Coastal Engineer Spencer Harper with the South Pacific Division’s San Francisco District was chosen as a participant for this detail program, which is now in its seventh year.
  • January

    Army Corps of Engineers, UC Berkeley repatriate human remains to Wiyot Tribe

    SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District and the University of California, Berkeley, have successfully repatriated 20 human remains and 136 objects of historical, traditional and cultural importance to the Wiyot Tribe of Loleta, Calif. The collection resided in the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkeley. The remains and associated items were uncovered in 1946 during construction activities related to the Humboldt Bay Jetties, which were built by the Corps. A cultural affiliation study conducted by Statistical Research Inc. for the Corps found the human remains were likely to be lineal descendants of the Wiyot people, based on ethnographic, linguistic, osteological and archaeological data. Further research conducted by UC Berkeley in 2021 indicated that these individuals were likely victims of the Indian Island Massacre, which took place on Feb. 26, 1860, when settlers attacked numerous Wiyot villages.
  • December

    USACE, Port of Oakland ship turning basins study ready for public review

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) San Francisco District, in collaboration with the Port of
  • August

    South Pacific Division leaders reflect on Women's Equality Day

    Women's Equality Day, celebrated annually on August 26, commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, granting women the right to vote. This effort to gain legal recognition as equal citizens had its formal beginning in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, where the first women’s rights convention was held.
  • July

    NEPA scoping period begins for Upper Guadalupe River study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) San Francisco District is currently preparing a general reevaluation report and integrated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document to evaluate flood risk management and recreation alternatives along 5.5 miles of the Guadalupe River in San Jose, Calif. Valley Water is the non-federal partner for the study.
  • March

    Bay Model set to reopen March 5

    The Bay Model Visitor Center (BMVC) plans to reopen to the public this Friday. The facility, which is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District, has been closed since March 17, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • From dirt and dust to blooms and beauty

    Women in science, technology, engineering, and math has become a hot topic in recent years at many schools and colleges. However, less than one-third of people employed globally in STEM fields today are women, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. In the United States, that number is even fewer at just about 14%. But there have been trailblazing women involved in STEM fields for centuries.
  • February

    The Corps Environment - February 2021 issue now available

    The February 2021 edition of The Corps Environment is now available! This edition highlights proactively considering environmental consequences and acting accordingly, in support of Environmental Operating Principle #2.
  • Engineering pioneer remembered during Black History Month

    This February, Black History Month, the Sacramento District celebrates the life and achievements of one of the most extraordinary women in the history of the entire U.S. Army Corps of Engineers—Hattie Peterson.
  • October

    Corps seeks public comments for SF Waterfront Flood Resiliency Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) San Francisco District is preparing a feasibility study to evaluate coastal storm and flood risk management alternatives along 7.5 miles of the San Francisco Waterfront. USACE is currently accepting public comments regarding the study. Comments, including any suggested alternatives, information and analyses for our consideration are requested by Oct. 21, 2020.
  • August

    NEPA scoping period begins for SF Waterfront Flood Resiliency Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District is currently preparing a feasibility study to evaluate coastal storm and flood risk management alternatives along 7.5 miles of the San Francisco Waterfront. USACE requests written comments regarding NEPA scoping be received by Oct. 21, 2020.
  • FIRO HELPS EXTENDS REC SEASON AT LAKE MENDOCINO, SOUTH BOAT RAMP UPDATE

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close access to the South Boat Ramp at Lake Mendocino effective Tuesday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m., due to low water levels. The lake’s other access point, the North Boat Ramp, has previously closed due to the same reason, and Mussel Dogs are no longer conducting inspections there. The two ramp areas, though, will remain open for day use and small non-motorized boating access to the lake.
  • June

    New Interactive Tools in Support USACE’s Recreation Areas

    Through the Natural Resources Management (NRM) support team, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Institute for Water Resources (IWR) with the Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Environmental Lab have implemented new interactive Web tools to support USACE’s recreation areas in response to COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • May

    The Corps Environment - May 2020 issue now available

    The Corps Environment May 2020 issue is now available. This edition highlights protecting and preserving the environment, in support of USACE's Environmental Operating Principle #4, and showcases extraordinary environmental stewardship efforts across the Army.
  • COVID 19: San Francisco District to open public boat ramp at Lake Sonoma May 16

    In accordance with a May 12, 2020 update to the Sonoma County Health Order, Lake Sonoma will start opening parts of the park for public use. The plan is to open the Public Boat Ramp and Marina for lake surface use on Saturday, May 16, 9 AM. The Visitor Center Parking lot will be open for vessel inspections only. At this time, all other recreation areas will remain closed.
  • April

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers building 17 alternate care sites in 8 states

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers building 17 alternate care sites in 8 states, including New York, California, Colorado, Michigan, New Mexico, Florida, Tennessee, and Illinois.
  • Listing of USACE Contracts Awarded for Alternate Care Sites

    This listing of USACE contracts awarded to support Alternate Care Facilities will be updated daily. This report is valid as of April 1, 2020. An Alternate Care Site (ACS) is a facility that’s temporarily converted for healthcare use during a public health emergency to reduce the burden on hospitals and established medical facilities. The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are working to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) during this national emergency.
  • March

    Contracting in Disasters: What Companies Can Do To Help

    Contracting Director: I want to make sure that everyone understands the first steps in doing business with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the Government, is for your company to register with SAM.gov (https://sam.gov/SAM/pages/public/index.jsf). Within SAM.gov is the Disaster Response Registry, where you can register your company's unique capabilities (https://sam.gov/SAM/pages/public/searchRecords/advancedDRSearch.jsf).