Army Natural Resources Conservation

SECARMY Environmental Awards 2019

SECARMY Environmental Awards represent the highest honor for outstanding environmental stewardship and are presented to those individuals, teams, and installations on the forefront of Army efforts to protect and sustain the environment.

The 2019 SECARMY winners are: 

  • Natural Resources Conservation (Large Installation Category)
    • Florida Army National Guard – Camp Blanding
  • Cultural Resources Management (Small Installation Category)
    • Washington Army National Guard
  • Environmental Quality (Industrial Installation Category)
    • Wisconsin Army National Guard
  • Sustainability (Non-Industrial Installation Category)
    • Fort Leonard Wood
  • Environmental Restoration (Installation Category)
    • Fort Drum
  • Environmental Quality –Overseas Installation
    • None
  • Cultural Resources Management (Team/Individual Category)    
    • Rita McCarty, Mississippi Army National Guard
  • Sustainability (Team/Individual Category)        
    • Sustainability Team - Fort Stewart / Hunter Army Airfield
  • Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition (Small Program Category)
    • Tagnite Technical Working Group - U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground

Photo: Camp Blanding staff install and maintain artificial nest cavity boxes used by the federally endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.  Proactive management of this species has allowed for the installation's woodpecker population to exceed its federally mandated recovery goal, a fact cited by state and federal regulators when coming to the table during the inception of the CCAA.  (Pictured: Installation Biologists Abby Metro and Cynthia Balboni.)


Awards Guidance

Photo Gallery

Wildland Fire Technical Resources Florida's state wildlife agency partners with Camp Blanding for controlled burns
Endangered Species - Black-capped vireo with leg bands giving individual identity to help biologists define his territory.
Awards = Camp Blanding staff install and maintain artificial nest cavity boxes used by the federally endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.
The Puerto Rican boa is one of Fort Buchanan's two federally endangered species.
Endangered Species  - An ottoe skipper butterfly, one of the most imperiled butterfly species in the upper Midwest.
Climate Technical References A rusty colored American toad a common morph in our experience at this site.
Extra at this point Bees and Butterflies benefit from Pollinator Restoration on Camp Swift.
Climate Resiliency  Despite the importance of pollinators, little is known about their distribution in Minnesota.
Wildland Fire - Fort Polk's NRC personnel proactively manage the forests on post while coordinating with ten to twelve brigade-level rotations annually.