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Recreation One Stop (R1S) Expands Offerings in 2021
Recreation One Stop (R1S) is expanding offerings available to USACE projects. The new contractor, Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) and the R1S interagency team have been very proactive with expanding services offered through, and USACE is gearing up to take full advantage. Due to COVID-19 and revised fee collection procedures, our “normal” camping/group shelter reservable inventory has grown tremendously in the last year as projects add primitive campgrounds and day use group shelters that were not previously reservable. But reservable camping is only the tip of the iceberg. USACE is beginning to pilot other services in various locations for the following four categories. View full story


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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