The U.S. Army and the Lewis & Clark
Annex M: Corps of Engineers Campaign
Plan for the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration (2003-2006)
a. General. This Annex addresses the role
of the Corps of Engineers as part of the US Army's participation in
the Lewis and Clark Expedition Bicentennial. By virtue of its
role as administrator of large stretches of public land along the
trail route and its Army heritage of exploring and mapping of the
western United States, the Corps of Engineers will play a key role
in this observance. As such, this Annex will propose a direction
how the Corps of Engineers can work with other agencies and communities
to prepare for the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark
b. Objectives. The purpose of the Corps of Engineers
involvement in the Commemoration is to:
(1) Accommodate the anticipated increase in visitation to
Corps projects either along the route or associated with various
(2) Assist other Federal, State, Tribal, and local governmental
entities with integrating other commemorative activities with Corps/Army
(3) Provide access to information and procedures for safety
issues, including water safety, campground safety, reservoir-specific
(4) Protect and maintain significant cultural sites, environmentally
sensitive areas, and natural resources throughout the route; and
(5) Provide information on the Army and Corps stories.
2. Scope. This Annex supports the U.S. Army's Commemorative
Campaign Plan and outlines duties and responsibilities, and provides
authority for planning and executing Federal, U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers,
State, and local commemorations.
3. Applicability. This Annex applies to all Corps Divisions,
Districts, projects and other field activities as appropriate.
4. Concepts and Planned Activities. The activities proposed
for the Corps of Engineers involvement in the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial
Commemoration include, but are not limited to, the following.
a. Lewis and Clark Information Brochure – (Cost $50,000).
This brochure will contain information about important Federal sites
along the route taken by Lewis and Clark. Additionally, the
brochure will list safety information, local points of contact, and
any other information deemed pertinent. These packets will be
distributed to all of the Federal offices nationwide so that information
being sent out to the public regarding the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial
will be consistent. This brochure is being developed in conjunction
with the Lewis and Clark Federal Interagency Committee.
b. Army/Corps Information Brochure – (Cost $50,000).
This brochure will give a general accounting of the Lewis and Clark
Expedition. It will provide a glimpse into selected aspects
of the expedition and will provide readers an opportunity to expand
their understanding and capture the spirit of this heroic adventure.
The brochure will focus on the efforts and challenges members overcame
to make this journey. This brochure is being developed in conjunction
with the Lewis and Clark Army Advisory Committee.
c. Basin Maps – (Cost $100,000). These will be a series
of river basin maps using current public land survey data, such as
political boundaries, major highways, rivers, and significant towns.
These basin maps would then be over-layed with the historic route
taken by Lewis and Clark, complete with some of the names Lewis and
Clark gave to significant locations.
d. Lewis and Clark Discovery Boxes – (Cost $300,000).
The Discovery Boxes will be a package of Lewis and Clark support materials
for rangers to use for either campground or school programs,
or special events. These boxes will contain replicas of things
such as tools, maps, furs, clothing, trade items, and other items
that would have been used by the Corps of Discovery.
e. Audio Tours – (Cost $25,000). An audio tour will be
developed for purchase that describes the Lewis and Clark route, and
highlights points of interest along the National Historic Trail.
The audiotape can be played at specified locations along the trail
in order to give more meaning and highlight the significance of certain
f. Traveling Exhibit – (Cost $250,000). Copies of an
exhibit with replicas of items used during the Expedition will be
assembled. These items will be on loan for a specified period of time.
The exhibits would travel throughout the Corps offices along the Lewis
and Clark route, as well as to other locations around the Nation.
g. Local events – (Total cost = within existing capabilities).
The Corps will assist and participate in a wide variety of local events
sponsored by other Federal, State, Tribal, and local entities.
This will include both allowing the proposed activity to take place
on Corps projects lands, as well as actual involvement in the activity
by the local staff.
5. Budget. The following budget is proposed to support
the National Coordinator (salary, travel, per diem, and supplies) and
projects listed above that are national in scope. The cost of
project-specific activities (listed above as local events) will be covered
through normal budget channels.
||Coordinator Salary a
||Travel/Per diem b
a Includes overhead and indirect assessments
b Includes travel and per diem for 2 basin coordinators