Civil Works Mission and Vision: Dedicated to providing quality, responsive service to the nation in peace and war. The mission 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 risk management, navigation, recreation, and infrastructure and environmental stewardship. Our mission also includes emergency response.
As the nation’s environmental engineer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages one of the largest federal environmental missions: restoring degraded ecosystems; constructing sustainable facilities; regulating waterways; managing natural resources; and, cleaning up contaminated sites from past military activities.
The Army Corps of Engineers is the steward of the lands and waters of our nation. Its civil works mission is to manage and conserve America's waterways for navigation and commerce and stay consistent with ecosystem management principles, in addition to providing quality public outdoor recreation experiences to serve the needs of present and future generations.