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.

Tom Conning

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

Through groundbreaking consultation, Corps signs programmatic agreement to protect Willamette Valley’s cultural, historic resources

The Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and partners have finalized an agreement that will enhance the protection of historic and cultural resources across the Willamette Valley while carrying out critical Corps projects.
16 days ago

Corps to provide update on drastically improved water year for Rogue Basin

Army water managers for the Rogue River Basin will hold a public virtual information session June 8, 2-2:30 p.m., to share the improved summer conservation season outlook for the basin.
25 days ago

The Dalles Dam Visitor Center reopens for summer season

The Dalles Dam Visitor Center reopened to the public May 27. Operating hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday, through the end of August.
36 days ago

Corps updates Safe Lockage Policy for recreational vessels on Columbia, Snake rivers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has put the following guidelines in place for the continued safe passage of recreational craft through the navigation locks at McNary, John Day, The Dalles, and Bonneville dams on the Columbia River, and Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose and Lower Granite dams on the Snake River:
37 days ago

Corps’ summer recreational lock schedule to take effect May 15

Motorized recreational boaters who need to pass through the three lower Columbia River dams must follow a lock schedule taking effect May 15.
52 days ago

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