2002 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 8 Nov 2002 00:59:54 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Erosion control: Training PLUS Environment
Much of the discussion of Defense Department's legislative proposals for
"Readiness and Range Preservation" centered around the tension between
military training requirements and environmental protection. To be sure,
there are numerous examples of that conflict.

But there are also examples where environmental protection appears to
support readiness. Two articles in the Spring, 2002 edition of the Army
Environmental Center's Environmental Update describe situations in which
range erosion was restricting the ability of troops to train
effectively. At both the mechanized training area at Ft. Benning,
Georgia and the "Sicily" paratrooper Drop Zone at Ft. Bragg, North
Carolina, the Army instituted conservation measures that have not only
improved habitat but are eliminating the gullies that have interfered
with training. 



Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918

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