Two-time CSU Alumnus Selected as New Dean of the Warner College

CEMML is excited to welcome Dr. A. Alonso Aquirre as the new dean of Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources. As a service, education, and research unit of the Warner College, CEMML looks forward to continuing its work under Dr. Aquirre’s leadership and the extensive experience and collaborative spirit he brings to environmental work.

May 25, 2022

How Loud is Too Loud? Investigating How Noise Affects Birds

Over the last few years, three CEMML biologist, part of the natural resource team on Travis Air Force Base, set out to determine how manmade noise affects nesting birds of prey, like owls, hawks, and eagles. COVID-19 provided an opportunity to record and compare the differences in both ambient noise and raptor nesting activity on base, during and after the pandemic.

May 23, 2022

CEMML Supports Cycad Recovery at Marine Corps Base in Guam

The cycas micronesia, a once abundant tree, is now listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. As part of MCB Camp Blaz’s commitment to the preservation of the local ecology on Guam, CEMML has joined mitigation efforts to ensure the tree’s survival.

May 23, 2022

Military Veteran and Recent CSU Graduate Primed to Continue Work with CEMML

Growing up in Fort Collins, Nate Kettle always knew he wanted to go to Colorado State University. With his military service background, he was immediately drawn to CEMML which allowed him to visualize a future career path after graduation. Throughout his military service, encounters with endangered species and natural areas at training sites sparked his […]

May 12, 2022

CEMML Featured in New Edition of Military Biodiversity Handbook

A new edition of an important handbook for supporting biodiversity on Department of Defense lands is available. “Conserving Biodiversity on Military Lands: A Guide for Natural Resource Managers” first appeared in 1996, produced by The Nature Conservancy. In 2008, The Nature Conservancy and NatureServe released an updated edition. Now, a third edition has been completed by CEMML in collaboration with NatureServe.

April 21, 2022

CEMML Employee Recognized by CSU for Outstanding Service at Fort McCoy

Julie Steinhoff, a longtime CEMML employee has received one of Colorado State University’s 2022 Outstanding Achievement Awards for her service at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. She is one of six State Classified employees recognized.

April 11, 2022

Using Environmental DNA sampling to Support Preservation Efforts on Hanscom Air Force Base

CEMML personnel are collaborating with the 66th Civil Engineering Division on Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts to protect and maintain natural resources on the installation. These efforts include confirming the presence of blue-spotted salamanders, a state-protected species, by conducting environmental DNA sampling.

April 6, 2022

CEMML Wildland Fire Personnel Aid in Aerial Fire-Suppression Training at Fort McCoy

CEMML personnel, as part of Fort McCoy’s prescribed burn team, joined with the Wisconsin National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment of Madison to complete prescribed-burns and conduct fire-suppression training on the installation’s South Post. Scott Sturkol of Fort McCoy’s Public Affairs Office shares the effort in an article for the La Crosse Tribune.

April 6, 2022

Edwards Air Force Base partners with CEMML to tag and track wildlife

On Edwards Air Force Base, little is known regarding bobcat and coyote activities, especially in regions where wildlife zones meet public areas. A team of CEMML wildlife experts aims to change that. By catching the animals and fitting them with temporary GPS collars, the team will be able to track their movements via satellite.

March 2, 2022

USAG Fort Devens partners with CEMML to create environmentally sustainable ranges

CEMML provides crucial environmental expertise as part of a partnership with the US Army at Fort Devens in Massachusetts. Integrated Training Area Management operations, including the clearing of low-level ground cover and hanging branches, support a healthy biome and ongoing military training and readiness.

February 18, 2022

Small team, big impact: CEMML joins wildland firefighting in Alaska

In June of 2019, lightning ignited a wildfire on the Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage, Alaska, threatening homes and infrastructure. A small group of CEMML wildland firefighter based at nearby Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson joined the response. With their specialized expertise, the JBER module has become a “force multiplier” for the Air Force in Alaska.

February 17, 2022

Spotlight on Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML)

CSU’s Office of Sponsored Programs highlights CEMML and its nearly four-decade long history of providing environmental service support to the Department of Defense and other federal agencies. CEMML’s work now has global reach, with a staff of 70 based in Fort Collins on the CSU campus and another 600 embedded across various DoD installations and […]

January 26, 2022