The Army Strategy for the Environment

A sustainable Army simultaneously meets current as well as future mission requirements worldwide, safeguards human health, improve quality of life, and enhances the natural environment.


"Sustain the Mission – Secure the Future"

The Army Strategy for the Environment: Sustain the Mission – Secure the Future establishes a long-range vision that enables the Army to meet its mission today and into the future. Sustainability is the foundation for this Strategy and a paradigm that focuses our thinking to address both present and future needs while strengthening community partnerships that improve our ability to organize, equip, train, and deploy our Soldiers as part of the joint force.

Download the Department of the Army Response to the National Defense Authorization Act; Section 2831(a) Report on the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PDF 648KB)

Visit the U.S. Army Sustainability Web site to learn about the Army's Sustainable Range Program (SRP)


Environmental Stewardship
and Sustainability at Fort Carson

The Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site supports a diverse ecosystem that is home to large numbers of big and small game, non-game wildlife, forest, and rangeland. It is bounded on the east by the dramatic topography of the Purgatoire River Canyon, a scenic red canyon with flowing streams, sandstone formations, and exposed geologic processes.

The proposed range and training land increases at Fort Carson and PCMS will create the need for additional resource and land management efforts, in order to sustain new training lands consistent with institutional programs.


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