The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) at Colorado State University is a team of environmental professionals experienced in the conservation and sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense lands. CEMML provides technical services to support the military’s national defense mission. Military lands are critical assets for training and testing activities, but they also harbor diverse (and oftentimes rare) flora and fauna and cultural resources that must be protected. CEMML recognizes that military land use and resource conservation are compatible goals that can be accomplished through the integration of sustainable land management practices. As a University center of expertise, CEMML has access to campus resources and partnerships with government agencies and consulting firms to support its military customers.
The Center employs more than 220 full-time biologists, GIS specialists, and resource managers on campus and at military installations across the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, and Germany. This diverse work force provides expertise in land management and ecosystem science as they apply to military testing and training lands.