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 Wildland Fire Personnel Aid in Aerial Fire-Suppression Training at Fort McCoy

CEMML personnel, as part of Fort McCoy’s prescribed burn team, joined with the Wisconsin National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment of Madison to complete prescribed-burns and conduct fire-suppression training on the installation’s South Post. Scott Sturkol of Fort McCoy’s Public Affairs Office shares the effort in an article for the La Crosse Tribune.

April 6, 2022

Small team, big impact: CEMML joins wildland firefighting in Alaska

In June of 2019, lightning ignited a wildfire on the Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage, Alaska, threatening homes and infrastructure. A small group of CEMML wildland firefighter based at nearby Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson joined the response. With their specialized expertise, the JBER module has become a “force multiplier” for the Air Force in Alaska.

February 17, 2022

CEMML Participates in Rare December Prescribed Burn at Fort McCoy

CEMML wildland fire staff recently participated in a prescribed burn at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. While December is late for conducting prescribed burns, which are generally conducted in the spring and fall, the conditions were ideal. Prescribed burns help to improve wildlife habitat, control invasive plant species, restore native plant communities, and reduce wildfire potential.

December 10, 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

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