CEMML Staff in front of the buildingThe Center for the Environmental Management of Military Lands is a research and service unit within CSU’s Warner College of Natural Resources. We have been on the forefront of supporting military readiness and land conservation stewardship for over three decades. That extensive experience, coupled with the power of the entire University at our disposal, gives us the capability to apply innovative and useful solutions to the real-world, complex issues faced on our nation’s public lands today.

CEMML works closely with the Department of Defense, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the National Park Service and other federal agencies through cooperative agreements and contracts. Our applied research, operationally-focused land management, regional planning, research and policy innovations, as well as education and outreach efforts assist military and federal managers resolve issues surrounding their dual mandates to use and conserve. Our Center is organized by a two-tier approach that enhances project coordination, investigation and response effectiveness.

On-Site Staffing

A large number of CEMML’s researchers and technicians work full-time at federal and military installations. The strategic placement of experts embedded at sites creates the flexibility our customers need to resolve complex problems. These highly trained, specialized, and agile staff members deliver cutting-edge scientific and cost-effective environmental management services that meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.


CEMML also employs a diverse range of environmental and compliance professionals directly on the CSU campus. As part of a land grant university – with one of the most comprehensive natural and cultural resource colleges in the nation – our 50-strong campus staff produce reach-back and support that works again and again.  Chart showing how CEMML's experts are dispersed