Beale Air Force Base is the new monarch butterfly hotspot with the help of CEMML biologist

For CEMML biologist Chadwick McCready, what started as an observation and a river bank restoration project, led to the discovery of 10 monarch breeding sites on Beale and the creation of a series of pollinator gardens to aid in the butterfly’s annual migration.

July 14, 2020

CEMML watershed management biologists conduct stream habitat survey at Fort McCoy

CEMML Watershed Management Biologists recently conducted a stream habitat survey at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. Data collected in the survey will be used to determine how a culvert should be placed, whether stream restoration is necessary, and how well fish are surviving in the habitat.

May 21, 2020

CEMML Staff Earn USFWS Military Conservation Partner Award as part of Fort McCoy Natural Resources Team

The Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Natural Resources Branch, of which CEMML staff play an important role, was recently awarded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Military Conservation Partner Award, which recognizes significant natural resources management achievements by military installations.

March 19, 2019

CEMML partners with Joint Base Langley-Eustis and the local community to preserve Depression-era 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 […]

July 26, 2018

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. […]

May 18, 2018

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 […]

January 25, 2018

To prepare for climate change, U.S. Air Force enlists CSU/CEMML scientists, engineers

From rising temperatures to eroding beaches and increased flood and wildfire risks, a warming climate will have ripple effects across the world – and the U.S. military wants to be ready. CEMML’s Mindy Clarke is leading a multi-disciplinary CSU/CEMML team on a nearly $3 million project in partnership with U.S. Air Force to help its […]

September 19, 2017

CEMML archaeologists unearthing human roots in Alaska

CEMML Archeologist Julie Esdale and her team have uncovered tools, weapons and the remains of bison, mammoth, elk and other large game at sites used over and over again for centuries by nomadic hunters in the region. The discovered sites are located on 1.6 million acres of land at Fort Wainwright, just southeast of Fairbanks.

September 15, 2017

CEMML Archaeologist Alex Leads Tour of Fort McCoy’s Past

The rich archaeological record at Fort McCoy, which the installation is documenting with the help of CEMML, was showcased to the public this summer with a presentation and tour by CEMML Archaeologist, Alexander Woods. Highlighted in the tour were artifacts found at Fort McCoy over the past 30 years. One of which – a 10,000-year-old […]

June 27, 2017

CEMML’s James Sample Facilitates Range Planning Efforts at Desert National Wildlife Refuge

CEMML’s Range Planning Specialist, James Sample, is managing discussions between the Air Force and local land management agencies about changes to public access at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada. A recent Nevada Public Radio articles includes Sample’s perspective and others on the uses of public lands.

February 24, 2017

Announcing Our Outstanding Accomplishment Award Recipients

Each year, CEMML invites its staff and sponsors to nominate employees or teams that warrant recognition for outstanding accomplishments. Nominations submitted in 2016 reflected excellence in information technology and the stewardship of cultural and natural resources. We are pleased to announce that the recipient of this year’s award is the Tomah Field Office Cultural Resources team […]

February 9, 2017

Dynamic Long-Term Wildfire Risk Modeling Presented at AGU’s Fall Meeting

CEMML’s Wildland Fire Support Center, headed by Andrew Beavers, has developed and refined a method for modeling wildfire risk that is particularly useful in military applications. Amy Burzynski, a researcher and data analyst for the Wildland Fire Support Center, presented the method at the 2016 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, one of the largest […]

January 9, 2017