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CEMML works to recover remains of American WWII pilot in France

A mission to recover the remains of the pilot who crashed in a farmer’s field is now underway, led by Colorado State University’s Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands in conjunction with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and archeologists from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Together, the team will carry out a […]

August 23, 2021

CEMML Partnership at Travis AFB Brings Innovation and Thriving Natural Resources

Through a combination of programs and partnerships with CEMML and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the 60th Civil Engineer Squadrons’ Natural Resource Program is helping to protect threatened and endangered species at Travis AFB. The program maintains and restores ecosystem composition, structure, and function with a special emphasis on rare and endemic species unique […]

June 22, 2021

CEMML supports Fort McCoy’s first prescribed burns of 2021

CEMML staff have joined a large team of personnel from various agencies to complete prescribed burns at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. Prescribed burn initiatives like this one, led by Charles Mentzel, Fort McCoy forester with the Directorate of Public Works (DPW), improve wildlife habitat, control invasive plant species, restore and maintain native plant communities, and […]

March 24, 2021

Helping the Army Protect Species At Risk on the Big Island

CEMML is helping to sustain populations of rare species that are not federally-protected but are considered Species at Risk (SAR) by the Department of Defense (DoD). Managing SAR is a DoD priority because it can reduce the chances that additional species are listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as Threatened or Endangered. A […]

March 8, 2021

Supporting Environmental decision making in Alaska since 1992

Responsible for over 1.6 million acres of Army-managed land, CEMML helps military leaders at Fort Wainwright make the best environmental decisions for the long-term preservation of the vast natural and cultural resources on their active training lands. The depth and breadth of CEMML’s work at Fort Wainwright requires equally extensive collaborative efforts. In the last […]

September 25, 2020

CEMML personnel within the Wildland Fire Branch battle fire season despite COVID-19

CEMML teams across the country work with the Air Force’s Wildland Fire Branch to respond to wildfires, pandemic or not. CEMML wildland fire leads Frank Gibbs and Jon Glover weigh in on the challenges of fighting fires in Florida, Alaska, and beyond in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 20, 2020

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

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 […]

March 1, 2019

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 […]

March 1, 2019

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 […]

March 1, 2019