The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Portland District (NWP) intends to enter into a cooperative agreement with a qualified youth service or conservation corps organization for land stewardship and restoration services on USACE land in the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
This cooperative agreement
will assist NWP in fulfilling environmental stewardship responsibilities consisting of restoration and management of native habitat and wildlife habitat at NWP Projects in Lane County, Oregon.
The recipient’s participants will gain experience with project planning, development, and implementation.
Projects will mainly focus on land stewardship, habitat restoration, campground maintenance, and vegetation management for dam safety at Fern Ridge, Lookout Point, Dexter, or Fall Creek Lakes with occasional work at Dorena and Cottage Grove Lakes.
The cooperative agreement will be awarded pursuant to 33 U.S.C.
§ 2339(c) The recipient for this cooperative agreement must be a qualified youth service or conservation corps organization that serves youth with an active case with the Lane County Department of Juvenile Justice where students may earn restitution, work required community service hours, high school credit, work towards a GED, receive vocational training, and learn job readiness skills.
The recipient will employ experienced crew leaders so that ecological concepts can be accurately conveyed to crew and leaders.