Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is responsible for the sound management and protection of more than 74,000 acres of land. These lands are relatively unspoiled and serve as a natural area for local wildlife. They also are open to the base population and general public for outdoor recreational uses. The Conservation Program is responsible for forestry, fish and wildlife management, outdoor recreation planning, as well as cultural resources management on JBER.


Environmental Compliance section is responsible for ensuring Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson JBER is in compliance with federal, state, and Air Force rules and regulations related to the management of:

  • Air Quality
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Universal Waste
  • Underground/Above ground Storage Tanks (UST/AST)
  • PCBs and other Toxic Substances
  • Wastewater and Storm Water
  • Solid waste
  • Spill Prevention and Countermeasures and Control (SPCC)


National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance on JBER is governed by statue and implementing regulations.


The Environmental Restoration Section is responsible for cleaning up contamination from past operations by reducing risks to human health and the environment. The section manages the Installation Restoration Program, Military Munitions Response Program and Contaminated Sites Program.