The Detroit District Environmental Analysis Branch strives to achieve environmental sustainability of USACE civil works projects and operations by evaluating project proposals for environmental soundness, making recommendations for project modifications that reduce environmental impacts and/or provide environmental enhancements. The EAB also offers services to federal, state, tribal and private organizations (see Environmental Services listing below).
The Branch conducts agency and tribal coordination and completes and maintains documentation for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) the National Historic Preservation Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and other applicable legislation for District civil works projects, operations and maintenance, and other Detroit District programs.
The Environmental Analysis Branch is comprised of environmental specialists in the areas of archaeology, biology, chemistry, fisheries and hazardous waste management. The Detroit District also has specialists in wildlife, birds, wetlands and ecology. The District's Water Quality Coordinator, Endangered Species Coordinator and Native American Tribal Facilitator all reside in Environmental Analysis Branch.