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Michael (Mike) Riegert
Michael (Mike) Riegert took on the role of the Environmental Compliance, Sustainability and Energy Program Manager for Civil Works with the HQUSACE Natural Resources Branch of the Operations and Regulatory Division effective 25 May 2020. Prior to this role, he participated in the Environmental Compliance and Sustainability Career Assignment Program (ECS-CAP), acting in his current role for four months plus 6 months in the developmental assignment role. He is responsible for the Corps’ Environmental Compliance, Sustainability and Energy programs for Civil Works, including coordination of Environmental Compliance program with MSCs and Districts through the ERGO CPTrack system; national sustainability budget development, evaluation, and justification; tracking and management of energy program through the Corps of Engineers Reduced and Abridged FEMP tool (CRAFT) and Energy Independence Security Act Compliance tracking system (EISA-CTS); policy review and updates; strategic planning; and environmental compliance and sustainability portion of the remaining items. Here is some biographical information to help everyone get to know Mike.


Original group of Citation Pilot program Park Rangers at Lake Cumberland, left to right :Bozeman, Halcomb, Thomas, Patterson
50th Anniversary of the 1970 Flood Control Act
DID YOU KNOW that December 31, 2020 marked the 50th Anniversary of legislation creating the Corps of Engineers modern Park Ranger program?

Public Law 96-611, the 1970 Flood Control Act, dated December 31, 1970, included Section 234 which established a Citation Authority program for the Corps.

See article in Recreations News February 2021 page 6

Please visit the Park Ranger Historical Timeline to see how our Park Ranger program has progressed over the last half-century.


2020 NRM Awards

  • Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Legends Award - Patti Williams
  • Hiram M. Chittenden Award for Interpretive Excellence - Amanda L. Kruse
  • Excellence in Partnerships Award - Sesser-Valier Outdoorsmen Club
  • National Water Safety Employee Award - Juanita Souther, John H. Kerr Lake
  • National Water Safety Team Award - Huntington District Water Safety Team
  • Natural Resources Management Employee of the Year - Matthew H. Palmer
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