US Army Corps of Engineers
Buffalo District

  • September

    Buffalo District Regulatory biologist participates in National Strong Leaders Program

    Buffalo District’s own Regulatory biologist, Peter Krakowiak was selected for the inaugural class of the Regulatory Strong Leaders Program (SLP), created to help develop future leaders within the Regulatory Program by providing a broad approach to effective leadership.
  • USACE Buffalo, Detroit Districts complete 5-year study in Menominee AOC

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Buffalo and Detroit Districts, along with Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), and Ecology and Environment, Inc. completed a - five year project from 2014 to 2019 designed to manage invasive species across four riverine islands in the Menominee River.

    The goal of the Menominee River Area of Concern (AOC) Aquatic Plant Control for Rookery Habitat Project was to reduce the abundance of invasive species, so native plant communities can thrive in the future, and protect the rookery.

  • August

    USACE ERDC completes 2-year study of Common Carp in Manistique

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center recently completed an innovative 2-year, multiphase study tracking the residency of the common carp and determining if tagged carp could help assess where polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) exposure areas are within the area of concern (AOC) in the Manistique River and Harbor, near Manistique, Michigan. This study was conducted because despite sediment remediation from 1995-2000 and navigational dredging in 2010, PCB concentrations in fish remain elevated.
  • Recreational Harbor Economic Benefit Surveys on Lake Ontario

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District employees from the Planning Management team have been out in the field this summer surveying marina owners and operators from 6 harbors in Lake Ontario between Wilson Harbor, Wilson, NY and Little Sodus Bay Harbor, Fair Haven, NY.
  • June

    Buffalo District recalls the dewatering of the American Falls

    This June marks the 50 year anniversary of a momentous survey operation by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District – the dewatering of the American Falls in June 1969.
  • May

    Buffalo District Employees Train up for Safety

    In the past several months, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District employees have been being trained for CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, and Naloxone (NARCAN).
  • March

    Buffalo District Leadership assessment occurs at Fair Haven pier

    A team of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District leadership, including Buffalo District Commander Lieutenant Colonel Jason Toth, made a trek out to the Village of Fair Haven to meet with local officials and stakeholders to get a first-hand look at the failing steel sheet-pile on the Fair Haven west pier this past Tuesday.
  • Miles J. Freeman: A Lifetime of Service for the Buffalo District

    The Mount Morris Dam is situated deep in the Genesee River gorge near the northern end of Letchworth State Park in Livingston County, NY, and Miles J. Freeman was its Chief Operator from its construction in 1952 until his retirement in 1980. Without his decades of expertise and care, the destructive power of Mother Nature would have wreaked havoc on the lives of countless Genesee Valley residents.
  • February

    Buffalo District is engaging the community by celebrating Engineer’s Week

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District has kicked off a week-long celebration of National Engineers Week by participating in events promoting engineering through engaging audiences of various ages and backgrounds throughout the Buffalo, NY community.
  • Great Lakes Partners pursue Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers takes the responsibility of managing our Nation’s water resources seriously, especially when it comes to planning for the increasing magnitude and frequency of hazards that impact our coasts. That is why USACE Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, including Buffalo District, are pursuing the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency study.
  • Buffalo District’s Mount Morris Dam offers flood of benefits to the public

    The massive Mount Morris Dam, situated deep in the Genesee River gorge near the northern end of Letchworth State Park in Livingston County, NY, has been a shield from the destructive power of Mother Nature since its completion in 1952. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District contributes to its success through operation and maintenance of three missions areas: flood risk management, environmental stewardship, and recreation.
  • January

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District employees deploy around the world

    Each year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deploys thousands of people to provide technical engineering expertise and promote capacity development at home and abroad as part of the federal government’s unified national response to disasters and emergencies. The Corps of Engineers also delivers critical engineering support to the joint force in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other global operations through our military and civilian workforce, as shown by over 12,000 civilians who have voluntarily deployed supporting the nation’s efforts in the Middle East. Over the past six months, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District has deployed over 25 people across the globe. Here are some of their stories.
  • December

    USACE Buffalo District holds project delivery stand down

    Imagine you were just entrusted with a huge project and you want to deliver the best product you can; what do you do? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District is always asking this question with every project we are entrusted with by our nation. In order to perform at our best, Buffalo District recently held an off-site project delivery business process stand down meeting.
  • Buffalo District employs risk management and systems approach executing the Braddock Bay ecosystem restoration project

    Two years ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District began a $10 million project to restore the Braddock Bay ecosystem in Greece, NY. Erosion had washed away emergent wetlands and invasive species dominated the marshes. Today, species-rich native communities blossom with emergent aquatic meadows, and restored beach habitat are visited by a variety of shorebirds including black-bellied plover, Baird’s sandpiper, and the federally endangered piping plover.
  • Buffalo District Regulators reach out about Clean Water Rule

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District Regulators are undertaking a big outreach effort to provide consultants information about the 2015 Clean Water Rule that took effect on August 16, 2018.
  • November

    Student-Stakeholder Partnership Aims to Improve Cattaraugus Creek Watershed

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Buffalo District Biologist, Michael Voorhees participated as one of many stakeholders in a Geography Awareness Week event held annually at the University at Buffalo, November 13, 2018.
  • Buffalo District’s hydrographic data to be integrated with new E-HYDRO software

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District’s hydrographic data will soon be integrated with E-HYDRO software, allowing the district to catalog, organize and distribute navigation-related data efficiently and effectively.
  • Two Buffalo District Employees Graduate ERDC-University

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District has two employees, Greg Kiaer and Melissa Tarasiewicz, who were selected for, and graduated from the USACE’s Engineer Research Development Center University (ERDC-U) program in 2018.
  • Port Clinton Ecological Restoration: Another Success for GLRI

    U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District Biologists, Eric Hannes, Christine Cardus, and Kathleen Buckler along with a team of Biologists from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) led by Linda Merchant-Masonbrink and Angela Adkins performed pre-construction wetland assessments on 12 acres of an existing wetland, as part of the Great Lakes Fisheries and Ecosystem Restoration (GLFER) Authority Project.
  • October

    Hydrilla Invasive Aquatic Plant Control: Buffalo District Becomes Regional Technical Experts

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District has a highly skilled workforce that has been completing hydrilla surveys and herbicidal treatments in multiple locations since 2012 when hydrilla was initially found in the Finger Lakes region and the Erie Canal in Western New York (WNY).