Climate change assessment: the nexus with natural resources and infrastructure/engineered adaptation solutions

Presented by Mindy Clarke (CEMML) at the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association’s 2019 annual meeting and training workshop. The damage sustained at Tyndall Air Force Base due to Hurricane Michael, a portion of which was due to the record storm surge, was a reminder of the urgency associated with developing mitigation and adaptation strategies for acute […]

Engaging active duty military and student interns in environmental conservation and restoration at JBLM

Presented by Dennis Buckingham (CEMML) at the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association’s 2019 annual meeting and training workshop. Volunteer labor offers a cost effective method for accomplishing environmental objectives in a time of budgetary restraints and increased regulatory and management requirements. In 2014, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) created a volunteer program that involves active […]

New publication may contribute to sustainable management of tropical forests

Congratulations to Tom Ruzycki and coauthors on a recent publication in the journal Remote Sensing (Helmer, E.H., T.S. Ruzycki, B.T. Wilson, K.R. Sherrill, M.A. Lefsky, H. Marcano-Vega, T.J. Brandeis, H.E. Erickson, and B. Ruefenacht. 2018. Tropical deforestation and recolonization by exotic and native trees: spatial patterns of tropical forest biomass, functional groups, and species counts […]

CEMML staff work with local community and Joint Base Langley-Eustis to preserve Depression-era Works Project Administration Cemeteries

CEMML’s cultural resources team at Joint Base Langley-Eustis won a National Public Lands Day (NPLD) award for preserving Depression-era graves at Fort Eustis and increasing the local community’s awareness of history. The NPLD is the United States’ largest, single-day volunteer effort focused on public lands. Its goal is to bring together federal land managers and […]

Paul Block – In Memoriam

We are sorry to share the news that our colleague Paul died at home of natural causes during the week of 6 May 2018. Paul was a member of the Colorado State University and CEMML communities—even before CEMML was established formally—from 1989-2018. Originally from Minnesota, Paul graduated from CSU with a degree in rangeland ecology. […]

Cultural Resource Management Archaeology on Federal Lands

CEMML archaeologists and their federal and academic partners convened the symposium “CRM [cultural resource management] archaeology on federal lands: new contributions and unique management strategies” at the 2018 annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, which was held in Washington, D.C. in April. The nine presentations in the symposium explored the creative ways in […]

CEMML’s Amy Burzynski Receives AP Star Award

Congratulations to Amy Burzynski, who has been named one of Colorado State University’s 2018 Administrative Professional Stars. This honor is awarded to fewer than ten of CSU’s employees each year. The award recognizes employees who demonstrate outstanding individual performance that goes above and beyond in their work within their department, in collaboration with other units, […]

Congratulations to CEMML’s 2017 Outstanding Accomplishment Award Recipient

We are pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of the CEMML Outstanding Accomplishment Award is Marielys Velez, who works on the CSU campus and is a member of the center’s U.S. Air Force Environmental GIS Program. Each year around August, CEMML invites its staff and sponsors to nominate individuals and teams that warrant recognition […]

Team Develops Plan to Prevent Expansion of Invasive Species in the Mariana Islands

What do the coconut rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros), siam weed (Chromolaena odorata), and little fire ant (Wasmannia auropunctata) have in common? All now inhabit the Mariana Islands, on which the Naval Facilities Engineering Command operates training areas, but are non-native invasive species. A team from the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) at […]

U.S. Air Force Climate Change Project

Project Manager Mindy Clarke is leading a multi-disciplinary CSU team on a nearly $3 million project from the U.S. Air Force to help its most vulnerable installations prepare for the threat of climate change. Read more about the work that this collaborative team has achieved so far in this Colorado State University Source article.