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Too Goode to be true

Updated: Jun 6, 2020

Bernie Goode and his brother Joe cross over the Missouri River while on the American Discovery Trail.

Today, we’re taking time out from weighty policy issues to share great news from Bernie Goode, a longtime Dawson & Associates team member.  Bernie retired from the firm about 10 years ago but he still advises us occasionally on wetlands and Corps of Engineer issues.

He reports that he and his brother Joe are almost halfway through their quest to finish the American Discovery Trail, a 4,900-mile winding trail from Delaware to California.  The latest news finds them in the Midwest, hiking through Iowa and into Nebraska.  This includes crossing the new 3000-foot long Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge over the Missouri River into Omaha.

As background, for many years, Bernie served as Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Regulatory Program. He originated the Corps’ nationwide permit program, the regulatory guidance letter system, and the regulatory training program.  He also authored many of the regulations, policies, and definitions still in place today including the 1977 definition of a “wetland.”

Good luck, Bernie, and keep us informed of your progress!

Robert K. Dawson Founder


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