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
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
CEMML Helps Fort McCoy Win DoD Environmental Award
The Fort McCoy Natural Resource Branch (NRB) – which includes several CEMML research and field professional – was selected as the “Best Natural Resources Conservation Team” by the Secretary of the Army earlier this year. On the heels of that award, this same team won the top 2016 DoD Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for Natural Resources! CEMML is an integral […]
August 5, 2016