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  • June

    Amanda Fuller: Introspective, funny, genuine … lawyer?

    “Sometimes lawyers don’t understand how uncomfortable conflict is for other people,” says Amanda Fuller, deputy district counsel for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District. “The Socratic Method is at the heart of law school – you study in a state of constant questioning. Every sentence you say in law school is open to challenge from the instructor or your colleagues." She admits a fondness for spirited discourse.
  • Weapons of mass production: Corps to defend bee habitat

    In 2006, adult honeybees started to disappear from hives. Few, if any, dead bees were found in or around the hives. They were simply vanishing. Once so prevalent they were taken for granted, the decline of bees has increasingly brought them into the spotlight as an important species that needs protection.
  • May

    Service with a smile

    Bob Stout's career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers technically ended in 2007, but he continues to support the mission he loves.
  • District, Goshute Tribe and interagency partners work toward flood resiliency in Skull Valley

    If you want to build resistance to floods, you first need a team with a plan. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and interagency partners are building a floodplain management plan with the Skull Valley Goshute Tribe in Utah.
  • April

    Communication, perseverance are keys to project manager’s success in her dream job

    Elvan Childs, a senior civil works project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, says clear and open communication is the key ingredient for successful project management. She cheerfully states that project management is her “dream job”... though it took 24 years and 11 job changes to achieve that dream and come to California.