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Conservation at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Fort Lewis is a key military installation and the most important conservation area in the Puget Trough region.  The Nature Conservancy strives to assist Fort Lewis in the conservation of its natural resources within the framework of the Fort’s military training mandate.  Fort Lewis and The Nature Conservancy have shared interests because:


  • Healthy natural ecosystems are essential for realistic and sustainable training lands.


  • Rare species recovery throughout the region reduces the burden of recovery on any single landowner or site.


  • Pest plants harm natural areas and reduce their suitability for military training.



The Nature Conservancy's Annual Reports to Fort Lewis









High Quality Native Prairie at Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Artillery Impact Area, photo by Rod Gilbert




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