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Clemson University Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management partnership with Hartwell Lake
In 2009, the Corps and Clemson University signed an MOU to cooperate in areas of facility planning, educational outreach, data collection, program development, materials publication, and educational activities. An example of a project completed by students in this program was to design the Volunteer Village for Hartwell Lake. Four groups of 5 students were given a budget, location, and Corps design standards. The groups presented their proposals and were graded on their presentations. The Corps was able to use some of the students ideas in the final facility design and construction.
Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units
The Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) Network is a national consortium of federal agencies, academic institutions, tribal, state, and local governments, nongovernmental conservation organizations, and other partners working together to support informed public trust resource stewardship. The CESU Network includes nearly 300 partners, including 13 federal agencies, in 17 CESUs representing biogeographic regions encompassing all 50 states and U.S. territories. The CESU Network is well positioned as a platform to support research, technical assistance, education and capacity building that is responsive to long-standing and contemporary science and resource management priorities.
The 17 CESUs bring together scientists, resource managers, students, and other conservation professionals, drawing upon expertise from across the biological, physical, social, cultural, and engineering disciplines (from Anthropology to Zoology) to conduct collaborative and interdisciplinary applied projects that address natural and cultural heritage resource issues at multiple scales and in an ecosystem context. Each CESU is structured as a working collaborative with participation from numerous federal and nonfederal institutional partners. CESUs are based at host universities and focused on a particular biogeographic region of the country.
Juniata College and Raystown Lake Field Station
The Raystown Field Station provides exceptional hands-on opportunities for Juniata College students and faculty in environmental research and education. The station also serves the local community by offering environmental education opportunities for visitors to Raystown Lake. The Raystown Field Station was established by Juniata College and the Corps of Engineers in 1974 to provide special opportunities for environmental research and education at the 29,000 acre Raystown Lake Project. The 365 acre reserve lies in the valley and ridge province of central Pennsylvania and offers visitors access to the various aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems of this unique region.
MVR: Mississippi River Project Cooperative Agreement for Bird Usage Summary and Analysis of Bottomland Forest Management Areas in Pool 13 and 18 of the Upper Mississippi River, September 2015
MVR: Mississippi River Project Statement of Interest for Bird Usage Summary and Analysis of Bottomland Forest Management Areas in Pool 13 and 18 of the Upper Mississippi River, July 2015
MVS: Pool 13 and 18 of the Upper Mississippi River Statement of Interest for Bird Usage Summary, 2016
MVS: Mark Twain Lake and Western Illinois University Trail Partnership
MVS: Pool 13 and 18 of the Upper Mississippi River Cooperative Agreement- Bird usage summary and analysis of bottomland forest management areas, 2
NWO: University of Nebraska- USACE partner on Water Jamboree
NWW: Walla Walla District and Washington State University MOU, 2015
Partnership between Appalachian State University and W. Kerr Scott Reservoir
SAD Water Safety PDT partnership with SE Universities for Water Safety Outreach
Teaching Environmental Science to Local Teachers
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