|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 7 Aug 2015 19:07:00 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENCROACHMENT: "Military and enviros align in Arizona's public lands debate"|
Military and enviros align in Arizona's public lands debate Demand for housing, recreation and energy development means military bases could lose essential buffer land. by Gloria Dickie High Country News August 7, 2015 For 30 years, Jim Uken served as a fighter pilot in the Air Force, stationed in places like Germany, Iceland and Bahrain. After he returned to U.S. soil, he joined the Department of Defense as director of the Air Force’s range management office of the Barry M. Goldwater military training complex in southwestern Arizona. During his 12 years there, Uken became familiar with the ins and outs of the sensitive desert land he managed. He oversaw range residue removal efforts — sending trainees to collect rubble from target practice. He watched owls and turkey vultures fly across the border between the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and the range. And he helped in one of the military’s most notable conservation programs to date — bringing back the endangered Sonoran pronghorn from the brink of extirpation. The pronghorn, pushed out of former habitat areas by development, first sought out the range as a refuge of last resort during the drought in the early 2000s. … For the entire article, see http://www.hcn.org/articles/military-sonoran-desert -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 LSiegel@cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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