Media Relations Program

Welcome to the Portland District Media Relations Department, an information hub for journalists and media organizations. If you are not a journalist and have a question about a program, permit, or mission area of the Portland District, please contact the Public Affairs Office via email at or by phone at 503-808-4510.

Chris Gaylord

Public Affairs Specialist

Program Areas

  • Willamette Valley
  • Fish Programs
  • Emergency Management
  • Section 408 Permits
  • VA Medical Center Construction


John Morgan

Public Affairs Specialist
503-808-4514 (o)
503-403-8572 (c)

Program Areas

  • Rogue River Basin
  • Environmental Restoration
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Recreation
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • Tribal Relationships


Latest News

Corps of Engineers to begin critical repairs to Coos Bay North Jetty, closes roads ahead of construction

On Saturday, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Portland District (Corps) contractors will begin making repairs to the Coos Bay North Jetty. Engineers will close access roads to the North Spit marking the start of this three-year, $64 million critical infrastructure improvement project.
9 days ago

Corps of Engineers to begin two-year safety, seismic repair project at Willamette Falls Locks this spring

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Portland District (Corps) will move forward this spring with seismic repairs at Willamette Falls Locks before the agency’s official transfer of the historic navigation lock system to the Willamette Falls Locks Authority, expected to take place in 2026.
20 days ago

Corps of Engineers seeking public input on long-term resource management plan for Foster, Green Peter lakes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Portland District (Corps) will host a series of public meetings Feb. 23-28 to gather input that will help inform the agency’s long-term plan for resource management at Foster and Green Peter lakes, located near Sweet Home.
41 days ago

Corps of Engineers dedicates new coastal survey vessel in Newport

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Portland District officially welcomed its newest hydrographic survey vessel, the Beeman, with a dedication and christening ceremony in Newport, Oregon, Jan. 11.
58 days ago

The Dalles Dam Visitor Center hosts 13th annual Eagle Watch

The eagles have landed! Join Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) park rangers at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center Jan. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to catch a glimpse of bald eagles that congregate near the dam every winter in search of food.
68 days ago

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