In this case, management includes activities such as controlling invasive plants; using prescribed fire to restore historic natural ecological processes; growing, planting, and seeding native plants; breeding and reintroducing butterflies; reintroducing pocket gophers to ACUB properties; and planning, monitoring, and research.
Since the program's inception, the JBLM ACUB has acquired 1,025 acres (415 ha) of new conservation land, conducted ongoing restoration of these lands and 3,222 acres (1,303 ha) that were already in conservation status, and reintroduced Taylor's checkerspots and Mazama pocket gophers onto several ACUB properties.
The collaborative nature of the JBLM ACUB is one of the main strengths of the program.
Expect to see at least six more forts with ACUB plans within the year, Army officials said.
The ACUB office at the Pentagon knows of eight-day convoy missions cut into segments lasting 14 days because of noise and dust complaints by community leaders, and digital firing ranges have been closed because half-million-dollar homes were built just on the other side of the fence line.
Other partners are willing to take on that mantle, and ACUB makes it possible.
In the state of Washington, Fort Lewis's developing ACUB is a partnership among The Nature Conservancy, the state, and the installation.
Through the ACUB program, installations are working to preserve their mission, the natural resources on and off the installation, and the quality of life in surrounding communities.
process, but formalized only after HQDA approval of the ACUB proposal.
this approach, the RTLS identifies 12 ACUB priorities:
Camp Blanding, Florida, established the first ACUB in September
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