Through various environmental programs, environmental planners apply structured, rational approaches to identifying and determining solutions to complex water resource problems. Planning engineers look to solve problems and provide solutions in areas of environmental planning and compliance, ecosystem restoration, flood damage reduction and cultural resources.
The Omaha District prepares biological assessments, environmental impact statements and environmental assessments to determine the potential impacts of civil works, military and environmental restoration projects. The Corps develops plans for fish and wildlife habitats, aquatic weed control, vegetation management and revegetation and wetlands restoration through conducting environmental baseline studies and biological inventories as well as providing technical expertise in wetland design.
Many of these projects fall within the Missouri River Recovery Program.