The Environmental Division supports Fort Hunter Liggett's military mission, compliance with environmental laws and regulations, and sustainability of environmental resources.
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
NEPA integrates environmental considerations into planning and decision-making. The 2010 Environmental Assessment (EA) for Installation Development and Training addresses construction of cantonment area facilities, training ranges and sites, and future military training. The 2017 EA for Army Total Force Training integration addresses limited off-road vehicle maneuvers to support Active and Reserve Forces training.
The Natural Resources Program conserves and manages natural resources by implementing the Fort Hunter Liggett Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan. The 2013 plan addresses soils, waterways and wetlands, vegetation communities, threatened and endangered species, rare plants, migratory birds, and game and non-game species. Primary game species include tule elk, deer, pig, turkey, quail, dove and waterfowl. In 2018, the hunting and fishing programs transitioned from Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation to DPW-Environmental.
For hunting and fishing information, visit iSportsman.
The Endangered Species Program conserves and manages federally listed species, including the arroyo toad, vernal pool fairy shrimp, San Joaquin kit fox, California condor, and purple amole, as well as rare plants and migratory birds.
The Cultural Resources Management Program conserves and manages historic and prehistoric archaeological resources. Fort Hunter Liggett is within the ancestral homeland of the Salinan Indians and home to the Hacienda and other historic sites. Through the integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan, the program addresses compliance with federal preservation laws and seeks to protect our nation's history through good stewardship practices.
The Air Resources Program promotes programs to minimize air pollution to meet the standards and requirements of the Clean Air Act.
The Water Resources Program addresses regulatory requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Water Act, including wastewater, storm water, wetlands and waters of the U.S.
The Waste Management Program ensures proper storage, handling and disposal of hazardous, universal and non-hazardous waste, and manages toxic substances such as PCBs, radon, asbestos, and lead-based paint.
The Pollution Prevention Program reduces use of non-hazardous waste and hazardous materials to reduce costs of hazardous and solid waste disposal, and promotes reuse, recycling, and spill prevention and control.
Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP) provides for the cleanup of DoD hazardous waste sites under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), and Executive Order 12580, Superfund implementation.