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Columbia River estuary ecosystem restoration project environmental assessment available for com

Published April 25, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comments on the draft Environmental Assessment for ecosystem restoration at Columbia Stock Ranch.

The Corps proposes to restore hydrologic connectivity between the Columbia Stock Ranch project site and the Columbia River. This will restore structure and function of floodplain habitats, provide fish access to wetlands and off-channel habitats, and increase rearing and foraging opportunities for juvenile fish to improve survival in the lower Columbia River and estuary. 

The draft EA is available for review on the Corps’ web site at Questions or comments regarding the draft document should be directed to Joyce Casey, 503-808-4760, or Comments, postmarked by May 25, 2016, also can be mailed to:


District Engineer

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Attn:  CENWP-PM-E/Joyce Casey

P.O. Box 2946

Portland, Oregon  97208-2946


Please reference public notice CENWP-PM-E-16-03, draft Environmental Assessment for Columbia Stock Ranch Ecosystem Restoration Project title in all written correspondence.



Amy Echols

Release no. 16-018