Sage grouse habitat on Mountain Home Air Force Base.
CIRE has partnered with the University of Montana's Bird Ecology Lab (UMBEL) and the Wildlife Biology department to form a natural resource survey team that will be working on flora and fauna surveys at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia and Andrews AFB in Maryland over the next year. The teams will be surveying for rare and endangered species while on-site. Locations included that are outside the base proper will be: Big Bethel Resevoir, Davidsonville, and Brandywine. If you're interested in these types of surveys, please contact the CIRE Office.
CIRE's Wildland Fire Support Module at Beale AFB in California continues to expand its team. They recently completed a pile burn in the area and have been working closely with base environmental teams to ensure that Beale's firescape continues to improve and that the community is educated on the benefits that fire brings to the landscape.
The Wildland Fire Support Module that CIRE employs at Kirtland AFB continues to receive accolades from the AFCEC Wildland Fire Branch. The WSM was recognized in front of all 17 modules at the annual management meeting. Recently, the module has expanded operations to work with the Forester's Guild, who is providing seasonal support for various modules in the branch. For more info on Kirtland's WSM or for partnership opportunities, please contact the CIRE Office.
CIRE continues to support NMFWA and its mission across the DOD. Come see CIRE's informational booth at this year's conference in Omaha, Nebraska.