Tag: US Air Force
CEMML Early-career Development Program Offers Experience in Managing Military Lands
The CEMML Early-career Development Program gives college students and recent graduates opportunities to work at military installations on natural and cultural resource projects. As seasonal technicians, participants learn new skills, receive mentorship, make career-aiding connections, all while getting paid doing it.
March 23, 2023
A Life-long Love of Plants: CEMML Botanist Retires After Three Decades at CSU
Nancy Hastings’ love for plants and spending time in the outdoors led her to Colorado State University in 1989 to pursue a graduate degree in Range Science. After graduating, she would spend the next 34 years as a botanist with the university’s Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML), helping military installations across the U.S. and overseas manage their natural resources.
February 22, 2023
Air Force-CEMML Partnership Seeks to Reduce Aviation Risks Associated with Wildlife
A partnership between the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) and the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) is developing an application to help Air Force installations understand wildlife population densities and behavior patterns. The effort aims to prevent wildlife associated aircraft incidents—collectively known as Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard, or BASH.
February 16, 2023
Childhood Passion to the DoD: A Natural Resources Expert Shares CSU Career Progression
CEMML Principal Investigator, Chris Herron, talks about how his passion for the outdoors at an early age inspired him to pursue degrees related to rangeland ecology and forest management from CSU’s Warner College of Natural Resources. He now leads large-scale environmental management projects for the Department of Defense.
January 22, 2023
CEMML Historian Helps the Federal Government Preserve the Past
CEMML historic preservation expert, architectural historian, and Colorado native, Alexandra Wallace sat down with CEMML Communications to talk about her fascination with history, her education from Colorado State University, and her 13 years at CEMML helping the federal government preserve the past.
September 19, 2022
CEMML Environmental Assessment Creates Domino Effect of Benefits at Beale AFB
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.
August 4, 2022
CEMML Biologists Battle Invasive Species on Guam
As part of a Navy-funded Guam Biosecurity Project, a team of CEMML biosecurity experts is supporting the U.S. Navy and Joint Region Marianas to ensure that no other damaging animal or plant species get a foothold on Guam or elsewhere in the Mariana Islands. CEMML is utilizing a variety of methods, old and new, to prevent the movement of species between islands.
July 14, 2022
Coexisting with Carnivores: CEMML Helps Edwards Air Force Base Manage Human-Wildlife Balance
A CEMML team of wildlife experts at Edwards Air Force Base in California is trapping coyotes and bobcats and fitting them with GPS collars to better understand their movements and monitor changes in their population. The project also aims to educate base residents on the animals’ behavior and the important role these and other carnivores play in helping to maintain a healthy ecosystem.
June 28, 2022
How Loud is Too Loud? Investigating How Noise Affects Birds
Over the last few years, three CEMML biologist, part of the natural resource team on Travis Air Force Base, set out to determine how manmade noise affects nesting birds of prey, like owls, hawks, and eagles. COVID-19 provided an opportunity to record and compare the differences in both ambient noise and raptor nesting activity on base, during and after the pandemic.
May 23, 2022
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
Using Environmental DNA sampling to Support Preservation Efforts on Hanscom Air Force Base
CEMML personnel are collaborating with the 66th Civil Engineering Division on Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts to protect and maintain natural resources on the installation. These efforts include confirming the presence of blue-spotted salamanders, a state-protected species, by conducting environmental DNA sampling.
April 6, 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