Tag: Vegetation and Habitat
Two-time CSU Alumnus Selected as New Dean of the Warner College
CEMML is excited to welcome Dr. A. Alonso Aquirre as the new dean of Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources. As a service, education, and research unit of the Warner College, CEMML looks forward to continuing its work under Dr. Aquirre’s leadership and the extensive experience and collaborative spirit he brings to environmental work.
May 25, 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
CEMML Supports Cycad Recovery at Marine Corps Base in Guam
The cycas micronesia, a once abundant tree, is now listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. As part of MCB Camp Blaz’s commitment to the preservation of the local ecology on Guam, CEMML has joined mitigation efforts to ensure the tree’s survival.
May 23, 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
USAG Fort Devens partners with CEMML to create environmentally sustainable ranges
CEMML provides crucial environmental expertise as part of a partnership with the US Army at Fort Devens in Massachusetts. Integrated Training Area Management operations, including the clearing of low-level ground cover and hanging branches, support a healthy biome and ongoing military training and readiness.
February 18, 2022
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
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