The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Portland District (NWP) intends to enter into up to two cooperative agreements with qualified youth services or conservation corps organizations for land stewardship and restoration services on USACE land in the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
agreements will assist NWP in fulfilling environmental stewardship responsibilities consisting of restoration and management of native prairie landscapes and wildlife habitat primarily at Fern Ridge Lake while providing education and training to youth from nearby community.
The recipient’s participating students (participants) will gain experience with project planning, development, and implementation.
Projects will mainly focus on land stewardship, prairie and habitat restoration, and nursery and greenhouse maintenance.
The cooperative agreements will be awarded pursuant to 33 U.S.C.
§ 2339 The recipients of these cooperative agreement must be a qualified youth service or conservation corps organization that serves youth in local communities near Fern Ridge Lake in Oregon and has experience in land stewardship and restoration using small crews of youth supervised by experienced crew leaders so that ecological concepts can be accurately conveyed to crew and leaders.