National Treasures and the Army Corps of Engineers

By Forum Online posted 03-11-2015 14:32


Historic preservationists and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may seem like unlikely allies, but they often find themselves in close association nonetheless. A broad array of activities fall under the Army Corps’ purview, and preservationists often find themselves working with the Corps on issues related to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act—sometimes this association is adversarial, but other times, collaborative. This slideshow, enhanced content from the Winter 2015 Forum Journal, looks at five National Treasure projects involving the Army Corps of Engineers.

  • The repair of levees at the Village of Zoar in Ohio
  • A proposed cruise ship terminal in Charleston, South Carolina
  • The closure of the Oregon’s Willamette Falls Navigation Canal and Locks
  • Proposed power lines crossing the James River in Virginia (Sign the petition at
  • Channelization work at Antiguo Acueducto del Río Piedras, the last known Spanish-period waterworks remaining on U.S. soil, in Puerto Rico.

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