US Army Corps of Engineers
Alaska District

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  • Unique federal program cleans tribal lands, creates jobs in Alaska

    During the summers of 2010 and 2011, the buildings, located about four miles north of Kenai, Alaska, were demolished and removed by the Kenaitze Indian Tribe. The Kenai Natives Association owns the property as a village corporation under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District manages the federal program that funded the removal project, as well as other environmental cleanup activities situated on tribal lands throughout the state.
  • Corps announces 12-month pause in Alaska Deep-Draft Arctic Port System study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District, in cooperation with its partners, announced today a 12-month pause in the Alaska Deep-Draft Arctic Port System feasibility study to revalidate potential project economic benefits and justification.
  • Corps’ Regulatory staff available year-round at Mat-Su Borough

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District is available to answer Regulatory program permitting questions year-round at the Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s one-stop permit center.
  • 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.
  • Corps of Engineers welcomes Brooks as 27th Alaska district commander

    After three years as the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District, Col. Christopher Lestochi relinquished his duties to Col. Michael Brooks during a July 16 change of command ceremony.
  • Corps of Engineers set to change commanders July 16

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District will conduct a change of command ceremony from 10 to 11 a.m. July 16 on the lawn of the Corps’ headquarters, Building 2204.
  • Humanitarian assistance projects provide disaster relief in Nepal

    USACE Pacific Ocean Division, working through its Alaska District, assisted the delivery of a blood donation center in April 2014 and seven water supply wells in February 2015 to the government of Nepal. The U.S. Department of Defense’s Security Cooperation Agency and the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) identified and funded these projects to be integral components of the country’s strategy to mitigate the consequences of a major disaster in the Kathmandu Valley. As the country recovers from widespread devastation, these facilities are now being used for their intended purpose.
  • US District Court enters consent judgment for permit noncompliance for project

    The U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska entered a consent judgment June 15 against Brian Kincaid for noncompliance with his Department of the Army permit for a project in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, a violation of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.
  • Dam safety awareness day open house set for May 31 at Chena Project

    A dam safety awareness day is scheduled for May 31 at Moose Creek Dam at the Chena River Lakes Flood Control Project in North Pole. The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the dam’s control works deck. It is free and open to the public.
  • Tough conditions no match for test well remediation

    Since 2009, more than 7,800 tons of contaminated soil polluted the remote location of Test Well No. 9 near Umiat, a historic oil exploratory base camp. The conditions are harsh with the site located more than 100 miles from the nearest road system in the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska. Operations at the site officially completed this year.