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The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works recently met with Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye to discuss partnership to help develop under-developed areas of the reservation.
Navajo Nation Visit
The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works recently met with Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye to discuss partnership to help develop under-developed areas of the reservation.
Share some love by giving your pals some Valentines Day cards from Bobber and his friends. Perfect for school parties--collect all eight designs with these free downloads!
Share Some Love!
Share some love by giving your pals some Valentines Day cards from Bobber and his friends. Perfect for school parties--collect all eight designs with these free downloads!
Effective Jan. 1, 2016, recreation fees have changed at USACE-managed recreation areas. Click the links below for more information...
Recreation fees have changed
Effective Jan. 1, 2016, recreation fees have changed at USACE-managed recreation areas. Click the links below for more information...
Abiquiu Lake hosted its annual Midwinter Eagle Watch, Sat. Jan. 9, 2016. Click to read more!
2016 Abiquiu Eagle Watch
Abiquiu Lake hosted its annual Midwinter Eagle Watch, Sat. Jan. 9, 2016. Click to read more!
The Corps of Engineers now issues America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Interagency Passes.
America the Beautiful Interagency Annual Pass
The Corps of Engineers now issues America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Interagency Passes.
Here's the newest issue of The Corps Environment. See page 6 for news about the new Tribal Nations Technical Center of Expertise established in the District!
The Corps Environment: January 2016
Here's the newest issue of The Corps Environment. See page 6 for news about the new Tribal Nations Technical Center of Expertise established in the District!
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Representatives from the District participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Dec. 16, 2015, to officially open the newly renovated Building 425 on base.
Officially open!
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Representatives from the District participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Dec. 16, 2015, to officially open the newly renovated Building 425 on base.

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Image Not FoundABQ District USACE Santa Clara Pueblo ProjectThe 2011 Las Conchas Wildfire in northern New Mexico, one of New Mexico’s worst fires ever, left behind years of recovery work, especially for the Santa Clara Pueblo NM. To counter this, the Albuquerque District Corps of Engineers is involved in efforts helping to protect the pueblo from future flooding and debris runoff. This project is just one of several ways the District works with many Native American Tribes, to address water resource challenges and other emergency management issues. Because of Corps’ experiences in the Albuquerque District, its team has recently been recognized by USACE as a center of expertise working in Indian Country.
Image Not FoundUS Army Corps of Engineers Retires former Park Ranger's badge"In recognition of bravery and exceptional courage under fire, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District officially retired Abiquiu Park Ranger Alfred Chavez’s badge June 3, 2015, in a ceremony at the district office.
Image Not Found2015 Central New Mexico Regional STEM Olympiad The 2015 Central New Mexico Regional STEM Olympiad took place at the University of New Mexico Albuquerque campus recently. The New Mexico Science Olympiad began in 1987. Albuquerque District Army Corps of Engineers employees have participated in the Science Olympiad as judges and volunteers since 2013, and this year was no exception. This academic interscholastic competition consists of 32 individual and team events. More than 3,000 students from across New Mexico are involved in the NM STEM Olympiad.
Image Not FoundSan Acacia NM Levee Project - ABQ DistrictThe Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), joined employees from the Albuquerque District and other government agencies to break ground on the first two phases of the $287 million San Acacia Levee project. The Albuquerque District, the Interstate Stream Commission, the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, the Bureau of Reclamation, the city of Socorro, Congressional representatives, and other dignitaries all gathered to mark the official start of construction. This new work will move approximately 5,000 people out of the Socorro NM flood plain.
Image Not FoundDisappearing Rio Grande Expedition - ABQ District SupportThe Albuquerque District, U.S. Corps of Engineers, is helping an expedition team (writer, photographer, porters) as they tell the story of the mighty Rio Grande—from the headwaters of Stony Pass, Colorado to Boca Chica Beach outside of Brownsville, Texas. The expedition team is portaging much of the Rio Grande in northern and middle New Mexico. They are boating over one of the Corps’ New Mexico lakes, going south down the river, passing by four Native America reservations.
Image Not FoundSilvery Minnow Project UpdateRecently a USACE Albuquerque District team, and other members of the Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program (MRGESCP) went “down the river” on the Rio Grande, in search of Rio Grande Silvery Minnow - an endangered species. The team was looking of young Silvery Minnows to verify a spring river water release of minnow eggs. The research project started 6 years ago.
Image Not FoundAbiquiu Lake and Dam: A Resource for AllAn introduction to Albuquerque Distict's Abiquiu Dam. Part 1 of 6 in a series of short videos highlighting different aspects of Abiquiu Dam. View parts 2-6 on the Video Archive page (under "Shortcuts").
Image Not FoundLand swap and ceremony -- Albuquerque District Corps of Enginers and the Pueblo de Cochiti (NM)COCHITI PUEBLO, N.M.--At a recent partnership meeting and ceremony between the Albuquerque District Army Corps of Engineers and the Pueblo de Cochiti (NM), the Corps relinquished land acquired during the construction of Cochiti Dam more than fifty years ago.
Image Not Found2014 Central New Mexico Regional Science Olympiad-ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., -- Several Albuquerque District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees volunteered part of their weekend to serve as judges and facilitators at the 2014 Central New Mexico Regional Science Olympiad, held on University of New Mexico campus.
Image Not FoundOwls and Girl Scouts-ABQ District-USACEWhat do you get when you invite a group of young girl scouts to help create burrowing owl habitats in an arroyo? You get an excited and energetic group of girls ready and willing to assist and learn. Eight members of Girl Scout Troop 35, arrived at the Calabacillas Arroyo in Albuquerque NM, to meet with Lt. Col. Antoinette Gant, Commander, US Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District. The Girl Scouts were there to construct habitats for burrowing owls. The Corps and AMAFCA (Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority) determined that several burrowing owl habitats would be destroyed by the needed arroyo construction.
Image Not FoundRio Grande Silvery Minnow SurveyWater in the Rio Grande impacts all life in New Mexico. The Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program works on improving habitat for endangered species along the river. The Rio Grande Silvery Minnow reproduces in flooded forest during spring runoff.

Latest Stories

Assistant Secretary of the Army Visits the Navajo Nation

2/1/2016
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, Albuquerque District Commander Lt. Col. Patrick Dagon, and Los Angeles District Commander Col. Kirk Gibbs visited the Navajo Nation, Jan. 27, 2016.

New Tribal Nations Technical Center of Expertise to track interactions, statistics enterprise-wide

1/29/2016
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick recently announced the formal establishment of the Corps of Engineers Tribal Nations Technical Center of Expertise located in the Albuquerque District.

Expect the Unexpected: A Life-Jacket Success Story

1/20/2016
Even in remarkable, cold-water situations, life jackets save lives. The following incident gives a clear illustration of why the Corps focuses so much on the use of life jackets.

Volunteers Turnout to Count Eagles

1/15/2016
More than four dozen volunteers came out to count eagles Sat. Jan. 9, 2016, at Abiquiu Lake during its annual Midwinter Eagle Watch. We recorded eight bald eagles and two golden eagles, said Austin Kuhlman, Lead Park Ranger at Abiquiu Dam.

Changes in USACE Recreation Day Use Fees Effective Jan. 1, 2016

1/13/2016
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that beginning Jan. 1, 2016, the recreation day use fees charged for boat launches and swimming beaches managed by USACE will change to a simpler fee structure. The fee for a USACE annual pass to these facilities will also change.

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