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Natural Resources Management Notes

Did you Know?

  • The Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) hosts 370 million visits annually to its recreation areas.
  • USACE-managed waters provide 33 percent of all U.S. freshwater fishing.
  • 53,000 volunteers work 1.9 million hours annually at USACE projects-- providing $43 million in value of service.
  • USACE manages 12 million acres of public lands and waters nationwide.
  • A visitor to USACE recreation areas can find 54,800 miles of shoreline; 7,700 miles of trails; 92,800 camp sites and 3,500 boat launch ramps nationally.
  • In 2013, USACE Park Rangers made 2.4 million direct face-to-face interpretive water safety contacts.

    Recreation.gov Stories from Our Lakes

  • Bartram Trail at Thurmond Lake in Georgia and South Carolina
  • 10 Lakes that May Surprise You
  • National Safe Boating Week: Wear a life jacket for those who love you during National Safe Boating Week, May 17 to May 23 and throughout the year
  • Iowas Coralville Lake: A Midwestern gem offering countless opportunities for discovery and fun!
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    Happenings in NRM Community

  • Recreation Strategic Plan  Corps Castle
  • June 2012 Progress Report  Corps Castle
  • April 2014 NRAP Progress Report  Corps Castle
  • Project Site Area (PSA) Analysis Matrix Tool  Corps Castle
  • The public release is now available.
  • 2012 Outdoor Recreation Economy National Report
  • Staffing Study Results: An Analysis of Recreation Staffing and Labor Costs at Corps Projects -- A White Paper Prepared in Support of the National Recreation Road Map
  • Survey Results: Park Ranger & Visitor Safety Survey and Visitor Assistance Program Manager Survey

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     Black Dot Image 07/06/14 Implementation of the Customer Comment Card System for the Corps Recreation Program for 2014 and Beyond
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     Black Dot Image 07/01/14 Reservoir Partnership Request for Proposals Recreational Fisheries Aquatic Habitat Improvement Projects - Suspense 15 September 2014
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