USACE's Most Innovative Cases of Environmental Collaboration & Conflict Resolution in 2017
Anne Baker, CPCX; Kristina May, NAB; Kaitlyn Carriere, MVN; Kimberly Townsend, HQUSACE; Allison Monroe, SAM 26 June 2018
Every year, MSC's share their ECCR experiences and select one innovative case to share
across the agency. Four USACE panelists will share innovative ideas, best practices and
lessons learned from these cases. Feature cases include:
NAD - Kristina May, Biologist, discusses the Chesapeake Bay Comprehensive Water
Resources and Restoration Plan: Complex stakeholder engagement and data gathering
for a Corps watershed assessment using the Collaboration and Public Participation
Center of Expertise (CPCX) as a third party facilitator.
MVD - Kaitlyn Carriere, CWPPRA Program Coordinator, discusses the Coastal
Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Program: A collaborative,
multi-agency model for addressing complex problems in Coastal Louisiana, including the
development of standard procedures and annual refinement of collaboration methods.
POD - Kimberly Townsend, Senior Water Resources Planner, discusses Alaska
District's Lowell Creek Flood Diversion Feasibility Study: Insights on the early
engagement of experts, inclusion of a third party facilitator with training value for district
staff, and coordination across multiple business lines and procedural requirements.
MVD, SAD, LRD - Allison Monroe, Team Leader, South Mississippi Branch, discusses
the Mississippi Standard Operating Procedures for Endangered Species (MS SLOPES): An
interagency, multi-MSC effort focused on improving cooperation under Section 7 of the
Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the state of Mississippi, with insights on the
development of competent, purposeful, adaptive and decisive collaboration methods.