New England Field Office
Conserving the Nature of New England



Federal Activities
Section 10 Navigation Projects

Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act prohibits the unauthorized obstruction or alteration of any navigable water of the United States. The Service reviews permits under Section 10 for activities that include the filling of open water, the construction of structures such as piers and bulkheads in navigable waters, dredging and beach nourishment. The Service provides recommendations on measures to avoid, minimize and mitigate fish and wildlife resources impacted by the proposed action.

Learn more about Section 10 Navigation Projects by visiting the Army Corps of Engineers



Last updated: September 11, 2009