Who We Are

New England District is responsible for managing the Corps' civil works and military program responsibilities in a 66,000-square-mile region encompassing the six New England states east of the Lake Champlain drainage basin.

The region has:

  • 6,100 miles of coastline
  • 171 harbors with Corps improvements
  • 13 deep draft commercial waterways
  • 13 major river basins
  • thousands of miles of rivers and streams

The District employs about 500 professional civilian employees, with several military officers serving in key management positions. Seventy-five percent of the staff is stationed at the Concord, Mass., headquarters, while the others serve at Corps projets and area offices throughout the region.

The missions of the New England District are many and varied. They include:

  • Environmental restoration and stewardship
  • Flood damage reduction
  • Natural resource and recreation management
  • Streambank and shoreline protection
  • Navigation improvements and maintenance
  • Disaster assistance
  • Regulatory program
  • Engineering and construction management support to other agencies
  • Support to military


Latest News Releases

Corps works to complete bridge painting project: Travel lane restrictions to resume on Cape Cod Canal’s Sagamore Bridge on Monday, Sept. 22

CONCORD, Mass. – Travel lane restrictions on the Cape Cod Canal’s Sagamore Bridge in Bourne, Mass.,
Published: 9/11/2014

Algonquin Gas seeks Corps permit to construct Salem lateral project in Beverly Harbor, Collins Cove, Salem

CONCORD, Mass. – Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC, is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of
Published: 9/9/2014

Corps approves Deepwater Wind’s permit request to construct five wind turbines off Block Island coast

CONCORD, Mass. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District on Sept. 4, 2014 approved
Published: 9/9/2014

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