Images: Conservation of resources protects wildlife, ability to train [Image 1 of 3]
The streaked horned lark uses the trees on Joint Base Lewis-McChord for its nesting site. It is close to being placed on the endangered species list. Wildlife management teams continue to work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and unit commanders to protect critical habitat on base. The teams realize that the Army must train its Soldiers; one way they have managed to work together is by communicating with range control where the bird's habitat is. Rather than shutting down large training areas the teams communicate to trainers what small areas of habitat should be avoided.
Date Posted:10.25.2012 17:46