2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 16:09:26 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] NATURAL RESOURCES: Ft. Belvoir (VA) trees
Tree planting keeps Belvoir beautiful

By Ally Rogers
Belvoir Eagle (VA)
January 25, 2012

When the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005 became law, Fort Belvoir was one post whose future included major construction and growth. While the garrison was planning for those dramatic changes, it was also looking at the big picture - everything that was to be affected by the new construction, infrastructure growth, and population influx.

One of the major aspects the post’s leadership looked at was the environmental impact of biological resources. From Command Policy letters to the 2001 Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan, there's been a long standing priority of replacing trees at a two for one ratio. In keeping with this tradition, the 2007 Record of Decision capitalized on this policy for all BRAC-related projects, stating "any tree of 4 inches or more in diameter removed to install a re-locatable building would be replaced with two other trees on Fort Belvoir property."


For the entire article, see
http://www2.insidenova.com/news/2012/jan/25/tree-planting-keeps- belvoir-beautiful-ar-1639653/


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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