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Program Summary

    For the Corps the term 'steward" means manager of those public resources. Environmental Stewardship includes both passive and proactive management to sustain healthy ecosystems and biodiversity and conserve natural resources such that Corps lands and waters are left in a condition equal to or better than their condition when acquired so that natural and cultural resources are available to serve the needs of present and future generations.

    Programs and activities related to environmental stewardship and the management of natural resources shall be implemented and consistent with the Natural Resource Management Mission and the following program objectives: (1) manage natural resources on Corps of Engineers administered land and water in accordance with ecosystem management principles, to ensure their continued availability, (2) provide a safe and healthful environment for project visitors.

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