• JBLM staff partnered with The Nature Conservancy to conduct ecological burns designed to reduce flammable fuels, emulate natural disturbances, limit encroachment by exotic plants, and maintain desirable ecosystems such as this largest intact native prairie in Washington, located on JBLM. More than 1800 acres were burned in 2009.
*Photo credit: Ingrid Barrentine

    Ecological Burns

    JBLM staff partnered with The Nature Conservancy to conduct ecological burns designed to reduce flammable fuels, emulate natural disturbances, limit encroachment by exotic plants, and maintain desirable ecosystems such as this largest intact native...

  • Fort Drum Wildlife Biologist Chris Dobony is seen inspecting a Little Brown Bat, captured during a mist-net survey of the bat house in the LeRay Mansion Historic District. The Fish and Wildlife Management Program at Fort Drum are integral partners in ongoing research on White Nose Syndrome (WNS), an unprecedented wildlife health crisis that has killed over one million hibernating bats in the Northeast.  Research on WNS conducted Fort Drum analyzes the impact of WNS on bat communities and the impact this disease will have on the ecological integrity of military installations.

    Little Brown Bat

    Fort Drum Wildlife Biologist Chris Dobony is seen inspecting a Little Brown Bat, captured during a mist-net survey of the bat house in the LeRay Mansion Historic District. The Fish and Wildlife Management Program at Fort Drum are integral partners in...

  • Map of "Madera Quemada" prehistoric pueblo site. This is one of the most intact multi-room adobe pueblos discovered in over 20 years in the region.  Fort Bliss received a New Mexico Heritage Preservation award for their work on this important

    Madera Quemada

    Map of "Madera Quemada" prehistoric pueblo site. This is one of the most intact multi-room adobe pueblos discovered in over 20 years in the region. Fort Bliss received a New Mexico Heritage Preservation award for their work on this important

Pentagon, WASHINGTON D.C. - The Army is pleased to announce the annual Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards. Five installations, one organization, two teams, and one individual will receive Secretary of the Army awards for their environmental and sustainability program achievements during fiscal 2010.

This year's winning accomplishments include the implementation of innovative research and development, environmental cost avoidance, habitat restoration, endangered species protection, identification and management of significant cultural resources, waste diversion and green procurement.

The Secretary of the Army's Environmental Awards represent the highest honor in the field of environmental science and sustainability conferred by the Army. These award winners will go on to compete for the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards later this year.

The FY 2010 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards winners include:

- Fort Drum, N.Y. - Natural Resources Conservation, Large Installation
- Fort Bliss, Texas - Cultural Resources Management, Installation
- Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa. - Environmental Quality, Industrial Installation
- U.S. Army Garrison - Grafenwoehr, Germany - Environmental Quality, Overseas Installation
- Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. - Sustainability, Non-industrial Installation
- Manning Point (Jago River) FUDS Team, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District - Environmental Restoration, Installation
- Ms. Chantal McKenzie, Texas Army National Guard - Cultural Resources Management, Individual
- Army Air Force Exchange System (AAFES) Sustainability Team, Dallas, Texas - Sustainability, Team
- Research, Development and Engineering Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. - Environmental Excellence in Weapon Acquisition, Small Program

"We need to focus on managing the resources we have at our disposal," said Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army, Installations, Energy and Environment. "These winning nominations translate into Army best practices. We are managing cultural and natural resources appropriately; reducing, reusing, repurposing and recycling; and doing what it takes to make our Army sustainable."

"I challenge all those not recognized in this year's environmental awards program to learn from what's highlighted in these nominations, to put these best practices into use in their own activities, and to share these stories and their own success stories with others," said Hammack. "Together we can have a significant impact on sustaining Army lands and supporting training and testing capabilities responsibly now and in the future."

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