CSU Center Works to Recover Remains of American WWII Pilot in France

A mission to recover the remains of the pilot who crashed in a farmer’s field is now underway, led by Colorado State University’s Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands in conjunction with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and archeologists from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Together, the team will carry out a […]

“Other Duties” from CEMML Experts at Fort Wainwright

Responsible for over 1.6 million acres of Army-managed land, CSU CEMML helps military leaders at Fort Wainwright make the best environmental decisions for the long-term preservation of the vast natural and cultural resources on their active training lands. The depth and breadth of CEMML’s work at Fort Wainwright requires equally extensive collaborative efforts. In the […]

Hard at Work Fighting Wildland Fires during COVID-19

CEMML teams across the country work with the Air Force’s Wildland Fire Branch to respond to more than 100 wildfires, pandemic or not.

Winged Fighters Supporting Winged Wildlife

CEMML’s support of Beale Air Force’s habitat recovery efforts are buzzing as Monarch Butterflies use Beale’s growing breeding gardens.

During Coronavirus. . .

. . .CEMML’s community of professionals is KEEPING CALM and CARRYING ON. See how by scrolling down and clicking on the stories. Taking their meeting outside in order to get six-feet from each other, the intrepid LRAM team embedded at Fort Campbell, from left to right: Bill Parker, Kenneth Morrow, Tony Pulley, Brian Bershing, Joshua […]

Fire, flurry, and flora: fuels management trumps wildfire impacts to endangered plants at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii

Presented by Pamela Sullivan at the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association’s 2019 annual meeting and training workshop.  Naturally occurring and human induced wildland fires on military installations present serious risks to not only people, infrastructure, and training areas, but also valuable natural resources. The incidence of wildfires at Pohkuloa Training Area (PTA) on Hawaii […]

Ecosystem approach to feral ungulate management in a Hawaiian dryland forest ecosystem

Presented by Lena Schnell (CEMML) at the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association’s 2019 annual meeting and training workshop. Hawaiian dryland ecosystems evolved in the absence of grazing mammals. Non-native ungulates negatively impact these ecosystems by altering ecological processes and consuming rare native plants. At Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) on Hawaii Island, dryland habitats support […]

Development and implementation of a mobile GIS framework for natural resources management

Presented by Nikhil Narahari (CEMML) at the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association’s 2019 annual meeting and training workshop. The US Army’s Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) on the Island of Hawaii comprises a complex mosaic of dryland plant communities, substrates, elevations, and microtopographies. The resultant varied habitats support 26 federally listed threatened and endangered species, some exceedingly […]

The benefits of volunteer programs to environmental conservation and enhancement on Beale AFB

Presented by Chadwick A. McCready (CEMML) at the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association’s 2019 annual meeting and training workshop. Beale AFB routinely conducts volunteer events and programs as part of its natural resource management, and its education and outreach programs. By engaging Airmen and their families in natural resource management, Beale AFB fosters a strong […]

Reaching zero, 20 years to eradicate non-native ungulates in conservation fences at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii

Presented by Rogelio Ernesto Doratt (CEMML) at the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association’s 2019 annual meeting and training workshop. Non-native ungulates (sheep, goats, and pigs) are a serious threat to native species and ecosystems in Hawaii. At Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) on Hawaii Island, dryland habitats support 26 threatened and endangered species, some exceedingly […]