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 […]

March 1, 2019

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 […]

March 1, 2019

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 […]

March 1, 2019

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 […]

March 1, 2019

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 […]

March 1, 2019

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 […]

November 7, 2018

New publication on threatened plant at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia

Congratulations to Robert Floyd, Brian Josey, and their coauthors Stefanie Ferrazzano, Andrew Garey, and Jason Applegate on publication of their article “Helonias bullata (swamp pink) habitat characteristics under different landscape settings at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia.” The article appears in volume 17 (pages 484-511) of the peer-reviewed journal Southeastern Naturalist. Swamp pink, a plant listed […]

September 12, 2018

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

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 […]

April 30, 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