Silver Jackets: Many Partners, One team


Many Partners, One Team


For More Information Contact

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Portland District, Email, 503-808-4944

Oregon Silver Jackets

The Oregon Silver Jackets Team is a subcommittee to the State Interagency Hazard Mitigation Team.


Establish and strengthen intergovernmental partnerships at the state level as a catalyst in developing comprehensive and sustainable solutions to flood hazard challenges in Oregon.


Through an interagency team of State and Federal agencies, the Oregon Silver Jackets Team will:

  • Facilitate strategic, integrated life-cycle mitigation actions to reduce the threat, vulnerability and consequences of flooding in the state of Oregon;
  • Create or supplement a mechanism to collaboratively solve issues and implement or recommend solutions;
  • Foster leveraging of available resources and information between agencies;
  • Increase and improve flood risk communication and outreach,
  • Promote wise stewardship of the taxpayers' investments,
  • Develop a more comprehensive regional flood risk management strategy through participation in the Flood Mitigation Subcommittee to the State Interagency Hazard Mitigation Team, and
  • Integrate mitigation into recovery actions.

Team Activities

2020 Wildfire Recovery

In September and October 2020, the Oregon Silver Jackets team has been focused on wildfire recovery in Oregon, and particularly increase flood after fire risks. In 2020,  wildfires have burned in 1.2 million acres. With five wildfires over 100,000 acres, the 2020 wildfire season is one of the most severe in history. The Oregon Wildfire Response & Recovery webpage has more information about as well as status of 2020 wildfire recovery actions.

Visualize Flooding with High Water Mark Signs

Photo of High Water Mark Signs

Several agencies, including Silver Jackets Team partners, worked together to locate and install high water mark signage to increase public awareness in Albany, Turner and Oregon City.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers supports state-led Silver Jackets Teams through its Flood Risk Management Program.