The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Portland District (NWP) intends to enter into a cooperative agreement with a non-Federal public agency, nonprofit entity, qualified youth service, or conservation corps organization for land stewardship and restoration services on USACE land in the Willamette Valley,
These cooperative agreements will assist NWP in fulfilling environmental stewardship responsibilities consisting of restoration and management of native prairie landscapes and wildlife habitat primarily at Cottage Grove and Dorena Lakes while providing education and training to youth from the nearby community.
The recipient’s participating students (participants) will gain experience with project planning, development, and implementation.
Projects will mainly focus on land stewardship and prairie and habitat restoration.
The cooperative agreements will be awarded pursuant to 33 U.S.C.
§ 2339 Conservation and Recreation Management.
The recipient of this cooperative agreement must be a non-Federal public entity, nonprofit entity, or qualified youth service or conservation corps organization that serves at-risk youth in local communities near Cottage Grove and Dorena and has experience in land stewardship and restoration using small crews supervised by experienced crew leaders so that ecological concepts can be accurately conveyed to crew and leaders.