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  • 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).
  • Buffalo District’s Temporary Crane Barge Completes Load Test in Ashtabula Harbor

    Through the consistent, progressive efforts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District employees, the old derrick boat “McCauley” has been converted to a crane barge, and was returned to service upon the successful completion of a load test, October 16.
  • Buffalo District Celebrates ‘Phenomenal Efforts’ as they End Fiscal Year 2018

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District just closed out another successful Federal Government Fiscal Year (FY); FY2018.
  • September

    Braddock Bay Restoration: The last piece of the Rochester Embayment AOC puzzle

    To address the gradual loss of a historic barrier beach and the erosion of over 100 acres of wetlands at Lake Ontario’s Braddock Bay, a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative project team has implemented Engineering With Nature principles to provide a sustainable restoration solution. This project completed the last management action necessary for the future delisting of the Rochester Embayment Area of Concern.
  • New BFDF Building Underway

    The LRB Special Project Branch was retained by Immigration & Custom Enforcement (ICE) to initially prepare site planning/Charrette level documents for the construction of an office building to alleviate over-crowding within the ICE law department, otherwise known as Office of the Principal Legal Advisor or OPLA. The new office space required offices, cubicles, conference room and mechanical/IT rooms. Multiple building solutions were presented and evaluated over a six-month period. A stand-alone building in a vacant area adjacent to the newly constructed warehouse proved to be the most economical solution to the problem.
  • August

    Canandaigua VA Medical Center Mega Project will deliver vital healthcare services to veterans

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Veterans Affairs are partners in delivering the Canandaigua VA Medical Center Mega Project, providing a state-of-the-art medical facility and health care service infrastructure to approximately 65,000 veterans living in and around the greater Canandaigua, NY area.
  • Setting the stage for future beneficial use of dredged materials in the Great Lakes

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District began implementing an innovative project for aquatic ecosystem restoration along the Niagara River in summer 2018 by using a resource that is abundantly available to the agency: dredged sediment.
  • Two lives saved by USACE Buffalo District employees this summer

    Army civilians live by Army values: loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. These values encourage Army civilians to be ready to help in a moment’s notice, on or off duty. This summer, two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civilians from Buffalo District demonstrated their commitment to the Army way by helping people in their hour of deepest need.
  • July

    Buffalo District and Cory the Tugboat teach water safety at the Bornhava school

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District procurement technician Jean Brockner and her friend, Cory the Tugboat, visited the Bornhava school's Vehicle Day, July 26, 2018, educating kids and adults on water safety.
  • Buffalo native species of sub-aquatic vegetation returning to Buffalo River after over a century

    An old commercial stretch along the Buffalo River is getting a serious environmental makeover, thanks to the Corps of Engineers Buffalo District and their contractor, L.D.C. Construction.
  • Outgoing USACE Buffalo District Commander gives last interview of his tour of duty

    Lt. Col. Adam J. Czekanski officially turned over command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District to Lt. Col. Jason A. Toth the morning of June 29, 2018.
  • Buffalo District and partners sign Cleveland Huletts agreement

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District, Cleveland Port Authority, and several Cleveland preservation groups signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) June 1, 2018, resolving 20 years of debate over dredging the Cleveland Bulk Terminal and its impact on the Cleveland Huletts.
  • June

    Buffalo native species of sub-aquatic vegetation returning to Buffalo River after over a century

    An old commercial stretch along the Buffalo River is getting a serious environmental makeover, thanks to the Corps of Engineers Buffalo District and their contractor, L.D.C. Construction.