The Environmental Division provides services in support of Team White Sands to ensure compliance with environmental laws and policies, the integration of environmental sustainability principles of all mission activities, and the conservation and enhancement of natural resources to maintain installation readiness and environmental stewardship to secure the
environment for future generations. The support is accomplished through the Customer Support, Environmental Compliance and Conservation branches. For more information, call 575-678-2225.

Environmental Documents and Information
Type File Description Date
Environmental Assessment Final Environmental Assessment-FNSI Salinas Peak Distribution Line Replacement

An environmental evaluation of a proposal to replace the electrical distribution line to Salinas Peak

12/19/2023
Quality Water Report - Up Range Quality Report Up Range 2021 Water report findings, 6/28/22
Quality Water Report - Main Post Quality Report Main Post 2021 Water report findings. 6/28/22
Environmental Assessment Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment for Joint Directed Energy Test Center

The Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment for Joint Directed Energy Test Center provides information on construction and operation of a proposed capability at White Sands Missile Range.

8/3/22
Environmental Assessment WSMR Boundary Fence Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) The Final WSMR Boundary Fence Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) provides information about clearly delineating the boundary of WSMR with range fences, gates and signs. 9/15/21
Consumer Confidence Report 2020 WSMR Main Post CCR 2020 Drinking Water Quality Report, Main Post, WSMR 6/8/21
Environmental Assessment Final Environmental Assessment for Water Reclamation and Biosolids Composting on White Sands Missile Range Sustainable best management practices for water conservation. Reusing and reducing demand on potable water supplies using several legally supported methods. Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment.

6/17/20

Management Plan Integrated Wildland Fire Management Plan Addresses firefighter and public safety, wildland fire management, program capabilities, and environmental compliance for the burnable acres found on WSMR. 7/1/18
Brochure White Sands Missile Range Environmental Management Systems Brochure Key elements for minimizing environmental impacts through continual improvement. 6/1/18
Environmental Assessment Environmental Assessment for Advanced Gunfire White Sands Missile Range Develop and mature the science and technologies supporting hypervelocity projectiles and naval electromagnetic railgun weapon systems. Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment. 4/2/18
Policy Garrison Commander's Environmental Policy White Sands Missile Range approach to protecting the environment. 10/28/14
Record of Decision Record of Decision for the Environmental Impact Statement for Development and Implementation Range Wide Mission and Major Capabilities at White Sands Missile Range The Army will proceed with its Preferred Alternative (Alternative 1) identified in the Final EIS for the Development and Implementation of Range-Wide Mission and Major Capabilities at White Sands Missile Range.

3/1/10

Environmental Impact Statement Final Environmental Impact Statement for Development and Implementation Range Wide Mission and Major Capabilities at White Sands Missile Range Volume 2 Appendices Final Land Use and Airspace Strategy Plan; WSMR Organizations; Major Test Programs; Specialized Areas; Activity Site Selection Criteria.

11/1/09

Environmental Impact Statement Final Environmental Impact Statement for Development and Implementation Range Wide Mission and Major Capabilities at White Sands Missile Range Volume 1 Augment capabilities to support testing and expanded training missions. Environmental Impact Statement. 11/1/09
Environmental Assessment Environmental Assessment
for Expansion of Recreational Camping Facilities at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

To expand RV camp sites and add tent camp sites at the WSMR Main Post for the Army community, which includes soldiers, their families, civilian employees, contractors, and military retirees.

09/22/2022
Management Plan  Final WSMR Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan  Natural resource management plan for White Sands Missile Range between 2023 and 2027 11/2/2023
Management Plan Appendix A - White Sands Missile Range Avian Protection Plan Avian Protection Plan (APP) was developed to minimize electrocution risks and collision hazards for birds across the electrical facilities of White Sands Missile Range 5/23/2014
Management Plan Appendix B1 - Final Todsen Pennyroyal Endangered Species Management Component Management plan for Todsen's pennyroyal, a federally endangered mint endemic to White Sands Missile Range 9/1/2018
Management Plan Appendix B2 - White Sands Missile Range  Endangered Species Management Plan Northern Aplomado Falcon Management plan for a nonessential experimental (federally endangered) population of the Northern Aplomado Falcon on White Sands Missile Range 2/1/2007
Management Plan Appendix C - Oryx Management Plan Management plan for oryx, an exotic big game species None available
Management Plan Appendix D1 - White Sands Pupfish Conservation Plan Conservation plan for the White Sands pupfish, an endemic Department of Army Species at Risk and New Mexico threatened species 8/5/2015
Agreement Appendix D2 - White Sands Pupfish Cooperative Agreement Management plan that describes pest management activities for White Sands Missile Range and Fort Wingate New Mexico 2/25/2021
Management Plan Appendix E - White Sands Missile Range Integrated Pest Management Plan Management plan that describes pest management activities for White Sands Missile Range and Fort Wingate New Mexico 2/25/2021
Permit Appendix F1 - Eagle Disturbance Permit_MB22173C-0 US Fish and Wildlife issued permit for short-term incidental take of golden eagles at a specific location on White Sands Missile Range 6/14/2018
Permit Appendix F2 - Eagle Nest Permit _MB11141C_20161219 US Fish and Wildlife issued permit for take of an inactive golden eagle's nest at a specific location on White Sands Missile Range 12/20/2016
Standards Appendix F3 - Species at Risk - Golden Eagles (Avoidance and Impact Minimization Standards) Golden Eagle Standard Avoidance and Minimization Measures 5/3/2022
Brochure Appendix F4 - Why Non-lead Brochure Hunter education None available
Policy Appendix H - WSMR Hunting Policy Guidance that identities the policies and procedures for hunting on White Sands Missile Range 2/12/2019
Environmental Assessment Appendix I - Oscura Mountains Ecosystem Management Plan Environmental Assessment Environmental Assessment that evaluated potential outcomes of a range of ecosystem management projects within the Oscura Mountains Planning Area 1/29/2019
Standards Appendix J - Species at Risk - Gray Vireo and Pinyon Jay (Avoidance and Impact Minimization Standards) Grey Vireo Standard Avoidance and Minimization Measures 5/3/2022
Management Plan Appendix K - Trees Management Life Cycle Plan Management plan for trees within the Main Cantonment at White Sands Missile Range 12/1/2021
Regulation Appendix L- White Sands Missile Ramage Regulation 200-2, Environmental Protection White Sands Missile Range regulation 4/6/2023
Flowchart Appendix M1 - Migratory Bird Treaty Act Incidental Take Flowchart Decision process for incidental take of migratory birds 5/3/2022
Agreement Appendix M2 - Migratory Bird Treaty Act MOU DOD FWS 2014 and 2022 Extension Letter Memorandum of Understanding between Depart of Defense and Fish and Wildlife Service to promote construction of migratory birds 5/18/2022
Project List Appendix N - White Sands Missile Range Natural Resource Management Projects List Natural resource management projects for next 5 years 11/1/2022
Species List Appendix O - White Sands Missile Range Bird List List of identified birds 11/1/2022

Species List

Appendix P - White Sands Missile Range Mammal Checklist List of identified mammals 11/1/2022
Environmental Assessment WSMR Environmental Assessment-FNSI to Implement Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan Environmental Assessment for adopting the updated Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact Statement 11/2/2023
Environmental Assessment

Draft Find No Significant Impact Environmental Assessment New Receiving Facilities Aerospace Data Facility Southwest WSMR NM

Draft Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment for new Receiving Facilities at the Aerospace Data Facility Southwest.

05/10/2023

Environmental Assessment WSTC Draft Environmental Assessment Finding No Significant- Impact Dense Plasma Focus Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact considering the construction and operation of a dense plasma simulator on White Sands Missile Range 01/04/2024
Environmental Assessment USAG Draft EA and FNSI Address Operation Training Support Facilities Activities Potential environmental impacts were evaluated for providing training facilities and dedicated areas for transient and tenant units performing training activities. Document includes a draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact 02/29/202
Environmental Assessment WSTC-Draft Environmental Assessment FNSI Expand Yucca Lee Impact Areas Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact considering the proposal to expand two impact areas, Lee and Yucca 05/10/2024
Environmental Assessment

USAG-Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment FNSI FONPA Addressing Energy Readiness Support

Draft Finding of No Significant Impact, Finding of No Practical Alternative, and Supplemental Environmental Assessment for Addressing Energy Readiness Support, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

07/01/2024