2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:36:29 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] ENCROACHMENT: Camp Bullis (TX) "Works to Be a Good Neighbor"
A Military Camp Works to Be a Good Neighbor

New York Times
November 26, 2011

CAMP BULLIS - Reddish-brown cedar chips from recently cleared trees spread across a patch of ground in this United States military installation, in sharp contrast to the jungle-like growth nearby.

"Before, you couldn't hardly walk through it," James Cannizzo, a civilian environmental lawyer for Camp Bullis, said above the faint, distant hum of a giant cedar-eating machine. "Now, we can have a group of guys do field maneuvers."

Clearing cedar to expand training areas is a priority for the camp, just north of San Antonio, which helps train all medics in the United States military. Concerns about preserving habitat for the endangered golden-cheeked warbler, which has increasingly sought refuge on the installation's land as San Antonio’s suburbs swell, have stymied expansion.

But a series of deals with the Nature Conservancy, the latest of which was announced this month, is allowing the camp to clear thousands of acres of cedar (though oak trees are spared) inside its boundaries in exchange for permanent preservation of warbler-friendly ranchland outside the installation.


For the entire article, see
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/us/camp-bullis-works-to-be-a-good- neighbor.html


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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