Presented by Chadwick A. McCready (CEMML) at the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association’s 2019 annual meeting and training workshop. Beale AFB routinely conducts volunteer events and programs as part of its natural resource management, and its education and outreach programs. By engaging Airmen and their families in natural resource management, Beale AFB fosters a strong sense of land stewardship, as well as educating volunteers about the local ecosystem. Volunteers participate in various activities on base including riparian restoration, pollinator habitat enhancement, installing and monitoring nest boxes for birds, land clean-ups, salmon passage enhancement, hunting and fishing monitoring, and invasive species control. In addition to the direct benefits to the environment and wildlife that volunteer activities provide, volunteers gain knowledge about the importance of natural resources and the Air Force’s role in conservation. In the last 3 years alone, volunteer events have provided more than 20,000 hours of labor to support natural resources events and programs that otherwise could not be completed.
- Fire, flurry, and flora: fuels management trumps wildfire impacts to endangered plants at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii
- Ecosystem approach to feral ungulate management in a Hawaiian dryland forest ecosystem
- Development and implementation of a mobile GIS framework for natural resources management
- The benefits of volunteer programs to environmental conservation and enhancement on Beale AFB
- Reaching zero, 20 years to eradicate non-native ungulates in conservation fences at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii
Did You Know?
- CEMML was established in 1985
- More than 350 CEMML staff are stationed at Department of Defense facilities throughout the United States
- More than 70 CEMML staff are stationed on campus at Colorado State University