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

Edwards Air Force Base partners with CEMML to tag and track wildlife

On Edwards Air Force Base, little is known regarding bobcat and coyote activities, especially in regions where wildlife zones meet public areas. A team of CEMML wildlife experts aims to change that. By catching the animals and fitting them with temporary GPS collars, the team will be able to track their movements via satellite.

March 2, 2022

CEMML collects biological data in support of Fort McCoy deer hunt

Every October, Wisconsin holds a nine-day gun deer hunt for people with disabilities. Since 2002, Fort McCoy has participated by holding a two-day hunt the first weekend of the statewide hunt. During the event CEMML staff provided assistance with registration and collected biological data to help with deer herd monitoring.

November 1, 2021

Helping to protect the threatened Mojave Desert Tortoise at Nellis Air Force Base

Every spring, during active tortoise season, a team of CEMML wildlife specialists conducts weekly surveys for signs of tortoise activity on Nellis Air Force Base and the Nevada Test and Training Range. The Air Force utilizes the survey data to minimize potential impacts to the species and plan for conservation opportunities such as habitat restoration.

October 7, 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

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

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

CEMML’s James Sample Facilitates Range Planning Efforts at Desert National Wildlife Refuge

CEMML’s Range Planning Specialist, James Sample, is managing discussions between the Air Force and local land management agencies about changes to public access at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada. A recent Nevada Public Radio articles includes Sample’s perspective and others on the uses of public lands.

February 24, 2017