During the summers of 2010 and 2011, the Kenaitze Indian Tribe work crew demolished Wildwood Air Force Station's Buildings 100 and 101. The project was made possible by the Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation Program and conducted through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Alaska District.
Unique federal program cleans tribal lands, creates jobs in Alaska
For nearly 40 years, Wildwood Air Force Station’s buildings 100 and 101 stood as abandoned relics of the Department of Defense. Now, the demolition of the facilities and other restorative projects on the same land are providing a local federally recognized native tribe with new opportunities.
From left to right, Randy Bowker, chief of Programs and Project Management Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District; Md. Abu Shahriar, Local Government Engineering Department of Bangladesh district engineer for the Jessore District; and Col. Michael Brooks, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District, pose for a picture in early October after examining one of eight recently constructed roads in Jessore, Bangladesh. The Alaska District, in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Local Government Engineering Department of Bangladesh, completed the roads in the first government-to-government agreement in the country. The roads are instrumental in helping local farmers get their crops to the market, children get to school easier and facilitating families’ access to medical clinics, thus increasing the quality of life for the people of the region.
1st government-to-government partnership helps build critical infrastructure in Bangladesh
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District is helping to ‘pave the way’ in Bangladesh by assisting with the construction of roads, market places and irrigation projects.
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Welcome to the Alaska District
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A dozer begins grading a landfarming cell near the Tank Site E project near Nome, Alaska. Landfarming is a potential solution to meet the needs of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District’s Formerly Used Defense Sites program across Alaska. The process includes removing contaminated soil from the source location, spreading it across an expansive area one to two feet thick, tilling consistently and then letting nature take control to degrade the pollutants.
Landfarming offers viable environmental cleanup solution in the Arctic
For environmental engineers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District, vegetable crops and livestock are not landfarming. It is a method used to clean contaminated soil associated with an obsolete fuel storage tank in the Arctic.

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