News and Events
Charcoal Discovered by CEMML Archaeologists at Fort McCoy Dates Back Nearly 1,500 Years
The process of determining the age of artifacts buried in the earth is not an exact science. However, following the discovery of charcoal samples by CEMML archeologists at an excavation site at Fort McCoy in the summer of 2021, radiocarbon dating helped estimate that the samples belonged to the Middle Woodland Period, roughly 1,500 years ago.
July 7, 2022
Coexisting with Carnivores: CEMML Helps Edwards Air Force Base Manage Human-Wildlife Balance
A CEMML team of wildlife experts at Edwards Air Force Base in California is trapping coyotes and bobcats and fitting them with GPS collars to better understand their movements and monitor changes in their population. The project also aims to educate base residents on the animals’ behavior and the important role these and other carnivores play in helping to maintain a healthy ecosystem.
June 28, 2022
Seeking Participants to Preserve History of Naval Reactors
The Naval Reactors Facility Oral History Project is inviting those who worked or trained on one or more prototype reactors at the Naval Reactors Facility in Idaho to share their stories. In-person oral history events will be held this July and August, 2022.
June 26, 2022
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
CEMML Participates in Cultural, Environmental Management Showcase at PTA in Hawaii
In May, Pōhakuloa Training Area on the Big Island, Hawaii, hosted its annual Experience PTA Day after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic. CEMML staff participated to highlight its cultural and environmental efforts at the facility.
May 13, 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