USACE Planning activities take into account several fish and wildlife coordination and protection laws, including the Endangered Species Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
- Corps Guidance
- Federal Guidance and Regulations
- More about USACE Planning activities and Fish and Wildlife Coordination
- Working with Cooperating Agencies (22 August)
- This webinar provided an overview of Section 1005 of the Water Resources Reform and
Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014 and the requirements for involving Cooperating
Agencies in a study. Cooperating Agencies are required to be involved in studies per the
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), but the enactment of Section 1005 of WRRDA
2014 has resulted in further requirements. The webinar discussed tips and tools for
working with Cooperating Agencies, courtesy of the Collaboration and Public
Participation CX (CPCX) and was presented by Julie Alcon (Environmental Team Lead,
Office of Water Project Review [OWPR]), Wes Coleman (Chief, OWPR), Hal Cardwell
(CPCX Director at theUSACE Institute for Water Resources), and Seth Cohen
(Collaboration and Public Participation CoP lead).
- SMART Planning & USACE Feasibility Studies: Guide to Coordination and Engagement with the Services (7 September)
- This webinar provided an overview of the SMART Planning process, and demonstrate how key environmental compliance
activities, such as the Endangered Species Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, and Magnuson-Stevens Act, are integrated
into the process. The webinar provided lessons learned from the Seattle District
- Regional Coordination with Natural Resource Agencies: Tips & Lessons Learned (5 February)
- David Bauman from the Corps South Atlantic Division (SAD) provides tips, lessons learned and examples of coordination tools, as
well as suggests ways to positively engage with the National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
- Endangered Species Act Biological Opinions (1 May)
- An overview of interagency coordination and consultation and the development of Biological Opinions under the Endangered
- SMART Planning and USACE Feasibility Studies: Agency to Agency Coordination (1 August)
- This webinar focused on the ongoing coordination between HQUSACE, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Presenters from all three agencies discussed application of SMART
Planning principles and process within the context of their agency mandates.