US Army Corps of Engineers

Address

601 East 12th Street 700 Federal Building
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 1 816-389-3337
Fax: 1 816-389-2025
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General Information

Contact Email: 
brian.t.rast@usace.army.mil
Organizational Narrative: 

The U. S. Army Engineer District, Kansas City, plans, manages and executes civil works, military, environmental, and emergency response programs within assigned areas of responsibility to support the nation's military and engineering needs.

Provider Background

General Services: 
Watershed Modeling
Mapping
Education
Facilitation Resources
General Services Details: 

Dedicated to providing quality, responsive service to the nation in peace and war. The Directorate of Civil Works is a major component of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Civil Works programs include water resource development activities including flood control, navigation, recreation, and infrastructure and environmental stewardship. Our mission also includes emergency response.  Though better known for our Regulatory face, the Planning Branch is where the projects happen, whether the project is for construction or presenting a feasibility study for water resouces related alternatives.  Without fruitful planning, creative, cost-effective solutions to these needs cannot be found.  Planning is not a solitary pursuit. Planning is best done by an interdisciplinary team.  Collaborative planning in large watersheds demands interaction with the many disciplines and many stakeholders, irregardless of political boundaries.  Design services are also available for feasible projects.

BMP's / Tech Implementation: 
Stream bank stabilization & restoration
Wetland management
Stormwater
Erosion control
BMP's / Tech Details: 

Planning green infrastructure takes many forms.   Corps planning for ecosystem restoration evaluates habitat units to determine the best buy alternatives.  Benefits to water quality must be captured by the aquatic habitat units created.  Terrestrial habitat contributes to this.  The Corps is much different from the Corps of the late 20th century, as the Corps now better supports greener, softer solutions.  These can be incorporated in any construction product.  Note that a constuction project is not required to be the product of a Corps project, so the planning efforts alone can support the BMPs supported by many agencies through non-structural solutions and also through collaborating in watershed management plans.  Therefore, many BMPs are relevant, whether focusing on sustainable stream corridors that address flood risk and ecosystems or whether they encourage infiltration throughout a watershed. 

Service Area

Kansas Republican
Upper Republican
Solomon
Smoky-Saline
Missouri
Marais Des Cygnes

Additional Information

WRAPS Projects your organization is currently working with: 
The Tulsa District is working on the Lower Fall River / Upper Verdigris watershed.