CEMML teams work closely with installation Range Management offices to ensure that land management projects meet the requirements of training missions. CEMML’s Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) expertise includes: Training Requirements Integration (TRI), Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance (LRAM), Range and Training Land Assessments (RTLA), Sustainable Range Awareness (SRA), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) support.
Training Requirements Integration (TRI)
- Integration of land management objectives that support training missions with strategies to conserve natural and cultural resources.
- Compliance with National Environmental Policy Act and other environmental laws to avoid restrictions on training.
Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance (LRAM)
- Identification of LRAM projects needs and sustainable land management strategies and recommendations based on environmental conditions.
- Soil stabilization and vegetation management to maintain, repair, and reconfigure areas that support military training and testing missions.
- LRAM mitigation and compliance practices such as designing and installing approved projects in support of the Clean Water Act, buffer zones for wetlands, and protective caps for archaeological sites.
Range and Training Land Assessments (RTLA)
- Range and Training Land Assessments, including identification of landscape, vegetation, and soil conditions that meet the training requirements of Mission Essential Task Lists, Programs of Instruction, and mission commanders.
Sustainable Range Awareness (SRA)
- Production of natural and cultural resources awareness and outreach materials for military installations, such as customized graphics, brochures, wall calendars, and field cards.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Support
- Expertise in spatial database management, analysis, cartography, custom programming, and remote sensing.
- Development of military installation maps; mapping of LRAM projects; and GIS support for range operations, range modernization, and training missions.
CEMML Senior Program Manager, Lena Schnell discusses the unique characteristics of the hawaiian ʻakoko tree, a thriving species within the US Army Garrison Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) on Hawaii’s Big Island. Schnell explains how the tree’s specialized type of photosynthesis makes sugar more efficiently, acting as a food resource for native Hawaiian insects such as yellow-faced bees.
An Environmental Assessment for Non-native and Noxious Plant Species Management, developed by former CEMML biologist Maia Lipschutz, has paved the way for several environmental projects on Beale Air Force base to finally be realized.
On July 8th, a team of CEMML staff members gathered to celebrate the retirement of Cynthia Melcher and her editing and design contributions. As a send-off reflective of CEMML’s commitment to service, the gathering took place in Colorado’s Phantom Canyon for a day of volunteer trail maintenance hosted by The Nature Conservancy.