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 cenwp-pa@usace.army.mil or by phone at 503-808-4510.

Tom Conning

Public Affairs Specialist
edward.t.conning@usace.army.mil
503-808-4516
503-403-9378

Program Areas

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

 

John Morgan

Public Affairs Specialist
John.L.Morgan@usace.army.mil
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


Columbia River commerce halts for extended period for annual outage

Commerce moving up and down the Columbia River, which is a $23 billion industry, will be at a stand-still for up to five weeks beginning Feb. 13. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) closes its navigation locks on the Columbia and Snake river dams on an annual basis for maintenance and repairs; however, this year the Corps is extending the closure an extra three weeks – in part – to repair the downstream miter gate at The Dalles.
4 days ago

Corps considers future changes that may impact Willamette Valley System operations, maintenance

Army engineers and planners are considering major changes that may impact the continued operations and maintenance of the Willamette Valley System (WVS). U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) staff continue developing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for WVS operations and maintenance in accordance with authorized project purposes, while meeting Endangered Species Act (ESA) obligations to avoid jeopardizing the continued existence of listed species.
8 days ago

Be free as a bird during 12th annual Eagle Watch

Take someone under your wing and bring them out to the 12th annual Eagle Watch at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, January 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is eager to host Eagle Watch in-person, as last year’s event was virtual.
13 days ago

Virtual reality experience shows Willamette Valley environmental progress

Army engineers and planners continue developing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Willamette Valley System (WVS) that will address the continued operations and maintenance of the System in accordance with authorized project purposes; while meeting Endangered Species Act obligations to avoid jeopardizing the continued existence of listed species.
43 days ago

Power disruption, aging infrastructure impact fish hatchery

The main electrical power feeder from Lost Creek Dam to the Cole M. Rivers Hatchery failed at the end of April 2021. Since then, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has been working to repair the line and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) staff have assisted as needed.
48 days ago
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