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Planning Guidance: Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration
 

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Engineer Pamphlets (EPs)

  • Engineer Pamphlet 1110-2-9: Hydrologic Engineering Study Design (1994)
    Engineer Pamphlet describes activities necessary to design and prepare a Hydrologic Engineering Study for a Corps water resource investigation.
  • Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-1, Chapter 15: Stream Bank Erosion Control (1999)
    Engineer Pamphlet discusses federal stream bank erosion policy. Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities
  • Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-1, Chapter 17: Recreation (1999)
    Engineer Pamphlet discusses federal recreation policy and philosophy, different types of recreation projects, project evaluation, and project finance. Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities
  • Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-1, Chapter 19: Environmental Restoration and Protection (1999)
    Engineer Pamphlet discusses ecosystem restoration, environmental authorities within WRDA, wetland policy, other applicable federal policies, and project management. Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities
  • Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-1, Chapter 20: Aquatic Plant Control (1999)
    Aquatic plant control program management. Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities
  • Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-1, Chapter 24: Activities Related to Programs Administered by Other Federal Agencies (1999)
    Engineer Pamphlet provides information on environmental programs, natural lands, hydroelectric power, and legislation outside Corps authority. Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities
  • Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-502: Water Resources Policies and Authorities- Ecosystem Restoration- Supporting Policy Information (1999)
    Engineer Pamphlet provides policy information in support of ER 1165-2-501 to guide Corps of Engineers involvement in ecosystem restoration and protection through Civil Works programs and activities.

    Engineer Regulations (ERs)

  • Engineer Regulation 1100-2-8162: Incorporating Sea Level Change in Civil Work Programs (2013)
    This Regulation provides guidance for incorporating the direct and indirect physical effects of projected future sea level change across the project life cycle in managing, planning, engineering, designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining USACE projects and systems of projects.
  • Engineer Regulation 1105-2-100: Planning Guidance Notebook, Appendix E, Civil Works Mission and Evaluation Procedures (2000)
  • Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1403: Engineering and Design Studies By Coastal, Hydraulic, and Hydrologic Facilities and Others (1998)
    This regulation prescribes the policy and procedure for approval and technical supervision of coastal, hydraulic, and hydrologic studies related to planning, design, construction, and operation of projects.
  • Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1406: Coastal Field Data Collection (1990)
    This regulation describes the Coastal Field Data Collection (CFDC) Program
  • Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1942: Inspection, Monitoring and Maintenance of Relief Wells (1998)
    This regulation provides policy guidance for scheduled monitoring, inspection, evaluation, maintenance and rehabilitation of relief wells at civil works projects.
  • Engineer Regulation 1110-2-8160: Policies for Referencing Project Elevation Grades to Nationwide Vertical Datum (2009)
    This regulation provides guidance for proper and accurately referenced materials for flood forecasting, inundation modeling, flood insurance rate maps, navigation charting, and topographic mapping.
  • Engineer Regulation 1165-2-123: Water Resources Policies and Authorities - Single-Owner Situations (1992)
    This regulation provides policy guidance regarding Corps interests in civil works projects that would directly serve a single entity.
  • Engineer Regulation 1165-2-501: Civil Works Ecosystem Restoration Policy (1999)
    This regulation provides policy on Corps of Engineers involvement in ecosystem restoration and protection through CW programs and activities.

    Federal Infrastructure Strategy Program

  • Analyzing Employment Effects of Stream Restoration Investments Final Report (1994)

    Institute for Water Resources

  • Bussey Lake: Demonstration Study of Incremental Analysis in Environmental Planning (1993)
  • Collection of Ecosystem Restoration Projects (Corps of Engineers Section 1135) (2000)
  • Compilation and Review of Completed Restoration and Mitigation Studies in Developing an Evaluation Framework for Environmental Resources, Volume I (1995)
  • Compilation and Review of Completed Restoration and Mitigation Studies in Developing an Evaluation Framework for Environmental Resources, Volume II (1995)
  • Economic and Environmental Considerations for Incremental Cost Analysis in Mitigation Planning (1991)
    This work unit focuses on investigating the issues, problems and techniques relevant to conducting incremental cost analysis for mitigating fish and wildlife losses resulting from Corps water resources projects.
  • Environmental Desk Reference (2002)
    The Environmental Desk Reference is a document intended to serve as a desk top reference on environmental statutes and executive policy for Corps of Engineers personnel. It contains summary profiles of environmental laws applicable to the Civil Works program.
  • Environmental Evaluation: The Role of Stakeholder Communication and Collaborative Planning (1996)
  • Evaluation of Environmental Investments Procedures Manual - Interim: Cost Effectiveness and Incremental Cost Analyses (1995)
  • Evaluation of Environmental Investments Procedures: Interim Overview Manual (1996)
  • Evaluation of Environmental Investments Procedures: Overview Manual (1996)
  • First Step in the Development of a Method for Evaluation Environmental Restoration Projects (1992)
  • Framework for Risk Analysis in Ecological Restoration Projects (2004)
  • Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in the Evaluation of Environmental Investments (1996)
  • Lessons Learned from Cost Effectiveness and Incremental Cost Analyses (2002)
  • National Review of Corps Environmental Restoration Projects (1996)
  • National Review of Non-Corps Environmental Restoration Projects (1995)
  • Resource Significance Protocol for Environmental Project Planning (1997)
  • Resource Significance: A New Perspective for Environmental Project Planning (1994)
  • Review and Evaluation of Programs for Determining Significance and Prioritization of Environmental Resources (1993)
  • Review of Monetary and Non-Monetary Valuation of Environmental Investments (1995)
  • Trade-Off Analysis for Environmental Projects: An Annotated Bibliography (1995)

    Lessons Learned

  • Information Paper: Plan Formulation Strategies (2017)
    Using strategies to guide and organize the formulation of alternative plans is a sound method of conducting key parts of a civil works planning study. Strategies can be employed to help group or combine measures, define alternatives, identify different ways to solve problems, and provide a logical, transparent process to more quickly develop an initial array of distinctly different alternatives.
  • Initial Plan Formulation Strategies (2017)
    Mr. Leigh Skaggs, HQ Office of Water Project Review, presented this webinar focusing on Planning Step #3 of the six-step planning process  Formulation of Alternative Plans, and specifically, developing initial plan formulation strategies. Leigh discussed tools and helpful tips for this step, engaging the audience with polls, feedback via chat, etc
  • Lessons Learned and Best Practices: Recent Experiences with Cost Effectiveness and Incremental Cost Analyses (CE/ICA) for Ecosystem Restoration Projects (2016)
    Recent reviews of Civil Works ecosystem restoration feasibility studies by planning and policy reviewers at HQUSACE have uncovered several recurring policy and technical issues. This article highlights lessons learned from these reviews and suggested best practices to help address them.
  • Plan Formulation Strategies for Ecosystem Restoration (2017)  Corps Castle
    This presentation was developed by members of our Plan Formulation sub-CoP to provide a stand-alone set of slides and accompanying notes that can help an individual or a group learn the basic concepts of plan formulation strategies, as well as their utility. The presentation answers such questions as, What are plan formulation strategies? How do they fit into the CorpsÂ’ planning process? How are they useful? Why are they important? Where do they come from? What are some examples of strategies for ecosystem restoration projects?
  • Plan Formulation Strategies for Ecosystem Restoration Projects (2016)
    This webinar presented formulation strategies that have been successfully applied on ecosystem restoration studies. It was presented by Mr. Leigh Skaggs, HQ Office of Water Project Review.

    Policy and Special Studies Program

  • Cost Effectiveness Analysis for Environmental Planning: Nine EASY Steps (1995)
  • Improving Environmental Benefits Analysis in Ecosystem Restoration Planning (2003)
  • Operation, Maintenance, Repair, Replacement and Rehabilitation Manuals and Inspections of Completed Projects for Ecosystem Restoration: An Assessment of Guidance Needs (2005)

    Webpage

  • Tales of the Coast (2010)
    "Tales of the Coast" describes the coasts of the United States and the varied ways that people interact with and affect coastlines. These discussions provide an understanding of the dynamic nature of coasts and their importance to the social and economic fabric of the U.S.

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