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 […]

Incorporating climate resiliency into INRMPs

Presented by Mindy Clarke (CEMML) and Paul Jurena (Air Force Civil Engineer Center / Environmental Quality Technical Support Branch) at the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association’s 2019 annual meeting and training workshop. In 2016, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s (AFCEC) Natural Resources Panel collaborated with CEMML to implement a climate change assessments and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Property Protection in Conflict Zones

“Current CCHAG Support for the US Combatant Commands” presented by CEMML’s Dr. James Zeidler in the symposium New Developments in Cultural Property Protection in Conflict Zones, Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in San Francisco on 6-9 January 2016. ABSTRACT: The Combatant Command Cultural Heritage Action Group (CCHAG) was established in 2009 as an […]