Environmental Services and Technology

Invasive Species Removal

Removal of invasive species in aquatic environment

Working in Special Status Species habitat

Mechanical removal of invasive species

Documented dry weight of species removed daily

Collection of GPS data

Rittenhouse USAR Environmental Assessment

Site visit and assessment of baseline environmental conditions

Met with engineers and designers to determine new construction requirements and site layout

Consulted with local residents, agencies, and other stakeholders

NEPA compliance

Public involvement

Habitat Restoration and Monitoring

Planted agaves to offset construction in Agave Management Areas

Installed shade canopies to protect plants

Recorded GPS locations and collected data on plant conditions

Monitored plant condition and collected data on predator impacts and plant stress

Conducted supplemental watering

Potable Water, Waste Water, and Ground Water Sampling

Conducted daily sampling at waste water treatment plan

Conducted monthly sampling for potable systems at 20 locations

Conducted weekly sampling at ground water monitoring wells

Performed semi-annual sampling at intake wells and points of entry

Native Grassland Monitoring

Established approximately 30 baseline transects in areas of predominately native plants

Collected GPS points and waypoint identifiers for each transect

Collected population counts and density data on all plants identified in transect

Conducted annual monitoring for four years to determine rate of invasive plant species spread

Range 1B Biological Assessment

Assessed training ranges for new .50 caliber shooting range

Developed mitigation measures for impacts to agave that serve as LLNB primary food source

Consulted with USFWS on mitigation measures

Environmental Assessment for Construction of an Ambulatory Care Center

Conducted site visit to assess baseline environmental conditions

Consulted with agencies and other stakeholders on potential impacts

NEPA compliance

Public involvement

Recreation Management Plan

Assessed outdoor recreation opportunities on the installation

Identified environmental constraints for each site

Proposed management guidelines to restrict or prohibit recreation at sensitive sites

Developed GIS database and maps of recreational areas


Reseeded areas where annual mesquite extraction took place 

Utilized approved native seed mix 

Collected GPS data to show areas where seed was spread and concentration rates

Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Construction of Gray Eagle Runway and Testing and Use of Lasers

Conducted site visit to assess baseline environmental conditions

Conducted archaeological survey and testing of new hangar site

Prepared Biological Assessment

Consultation with agencies and other stakeholders

NEPA compliance

Public involvement

Invasive Species Management

Chemical control of invasive plant species (herbicide application) 

Mechanical control of invasive plant species in areas where chemical could not be used 

Collected GPS data on location, species, and density 

Conducted follow up monitoring to determine success of chemical control on different plant species

Lesser Long Nosed Bat Surveys

Conducted annual surveys for LLNB

Tracked and compared annual counts for several roosting sites

Conducted field training with ENRD staff

Site Uniform Archaeological Site Preservation

Conducted assessment of erosion exposing archaeological site 

Regraded access road to match natural topography of the area 

Installed bollards and chains to prevent unauthorized recreational access 

Reseeded road area and installed waddles to control erosion

Cemetery Headstone Assessment

Conducted condition assessment of thirty historic headstones

Describe range of deterioration

Identified methods and costs for repairs