The Presentations from our 2021 Great Lakes Dredging Team Annual Webinar have been posted!

Click here to see the Presentations and Video Webinar from October 5, 2021.



  • This section contains key dredged materials guidance documents. It also contains publications related to dredging, dredged material management, and the beneficial use of dredged material management; ecological impacts and environmental windows; open water and nearshore placement; sediment quality and characterization; sediment remediation; sediment and watershed management.

Events and Presentations

  • This section highlights material from previous events. A major focus of the Great Lakes Dredging Team is to promote and evaluate the beneficial use of dredged material. This section includes, but is not limited to, the beneficial use of dredged material management, updates regarding the Great Lakes Navigation System, environmental windows, contained disposal facilities, and various stakeholder updates.

Great Lakes Dredging Team

Mission: The Great Lakes Dredging Team (GLDT) provides a forum for the exchange of information regarding best practices, lessons learned, innovative solutions, and sustainable approaches to dredging and dredge material management throughout the Great Lakes region.

The GLDT is not an advisory body. Its purpose is not to furnish advice to the federal government and the organization does not operate in any official capacity to oversee or direct the federal government. The purpose of the GLDT is to foster an exchange of information among participants regarding various aspects of the dredging process and dredged material management.

Information exchanged via the GLDT assists the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in implementing the USACE Environmental Operating Principles, which were developed to ensure USACE missions include integrated sustainable environmental practices. These principles direct USACE to:

  • Foster sustainability as a way of life throughout the organization.
  • Proactively consider environmental consequences of all Corps activities and act accordingly.
  • Create mutually supporting economic and environmentally sustainable solutions.
  • Continue to meet corporate responsibility and accountability under the law for activities undertaken by the agency which may impact human and natural environments.
  • Consider the environment in employing a risk management and systems approach throughout the life cycles of projects and programs.
  • Leverage scientific, economic and social knowledge to understand the environmental context and effects of Corps actions in a collaborative manner.
  • Employ an open, transparent process that respects views of individuals and groups interested in Corps activities.


Contact Us

Contact to submit comments or questions related to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' role in the Great Lakes Dredging Team

Organizing Committee Co-Chairs

Karen Keil, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Dan Breneman, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Technical Committee Co-Chairs

Jennifer Miller, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 

Scudder Mackey, Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Outreach Committee Co-Chairs

Jim Luke, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Jim Killian, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources