Supporting the Edwards Air Force Base Mission Through Sound Environmental Stewardship

At Edwards Air Force Base, the mission and the environment go hand-in-hand. The unique physical environment is what makes the desert such an ideal place for flight-test activities. Helping the flight testers maintain access to air, land and water for testing and other operations, while not upsetting the delicate balance of the desert ecosystem, is the mission of 412th Civil Engineer Directorate Environmental Management Division.

General Information

Edwards Air Force Base Environmental Commitment Statement

To effectively accomplish its mission, Environmental Management (EM) has adopted an approach that provides expert services in all areas of environmental support. Appropriate personnel are consulted during the planning and implementation stages of all test programs and construction projects on Edwards.

Two main areas of environmental service and support are provided through the Environmental Management offices at Edwards. They include:

Compliance: Manages air quality, water quality, hazardous material, hazardous and universal waste, aboveground and underground storage tanks, and special programs (polychlorinated biphenyls, asbestos, and lead-based paint). Assists base organizations with the selection, design and installation of low emissions equipment, as well as applying for and maintaining permits. The goal of compliance is to meet and satisfy all applicable environmental laws, statutes and regulations. Compliance also develops processes to minimize the use of hazardous material, minimize generation of hazardous waste, reduce solid waste going to the landfill and promote reuse and recycling programs.

Conservation: Provides environmental analysis for test programs and construction projects. Also manages the protection and preservation of natural resources and cultural and historic sites on Edwards.
412 CE/CEV also works closely with our environmental restoration colleagues from Air Force Civil Engineer Center Installation Support Team (AFCEC/CZO) who share our office space.

AFCEC/CZO Restoration: Manages hazardous waste cleanup efforts at Edwards AFB. Under the Environmental Restoration Program, hazardous waste sites are identified, investigated and cleaned up with the goal of protecting human health and the environment. Documents related to environmental restoration investigation and mitigation at Edwards AFB are in the base's administrative record. To view the full record, you may contact Gary Hatch, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs, at (661) 277-8707 or by e-mailing 412tw.pae@us.af.mil. You may also view administrative record documents online at http://afcec.publicadmin-record.us.af.mil (select "Edwards AFB" under the Installation List). Two publications the public may find useful are the Environmental Restoration Community Involvement Plan and the bimonthly Report to Stakeholders newsletter. Links to both documents can be found under the "Publications" tab on this site.

Edwards environmental experts actively work with regulatory agencies and the community in a spirit of cooperation and commitment to ensure the base accomplishes its mission without harming the environment.

For more information, please visit the following web locations:

· Facebook
· YouTube

The main Environmental Management building has relocated to:

Building 3735
120 N. Rosamond Blvd.
Edwards AFB, CA 93524

If you have any questions, please contact us at (661) 277-1401.

Restoration Advisory Board

The Restoration Advisory Board is the primary voice of the public and base workers in the Environmental Restoration Program. This group of volunteers acts as an information conduit between neighboring and base communities and the officials responsible for investigating and remediating environmental contamination at Edwards AFB.

Board members represent communities and work areas from both on- and off-base at semiannual meetings. At the meetings, members review current investigations and remedial efforts, as well as learn about proposed plans for future remedial efforts. However, their most important task is bringing public concerns to the Air Force. Those with concerns may contact any member with a question or issue.

More information can be found on the RAB's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RAB.Edwards.

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In case you ever wondered how water monitorng works.
Interesting story on how seemingly innocous modifications of the natural world can have unforseen consquences to an ecosystem. But some good news in the fight against WNS!
Another example of how feeding feral domestic animals, or even wildlife for that matter, can do a lot of damage to native ecosystems. As a reminder, it is illegal to feed wild animals and a really bad idea for native wildlife to feed feral animals.


Published data and documents relating to the Environmental Restoration
Program are available for public review.

Edwards AFB Library
5 West Yeager Boulevard
Edwards AFB, CA 93524
(661) 275-2665

Wanda Kirk Branch Library
3611 Rosamond Boulevard
Rosamond, CA 93560
(661) 256-3236

Lancaster Public Library
601 West Lancaster Boulevard
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-5029

Env. Public Affairs

412 TW/PA
305 East Popson Avenue
Edwards AFB, CA 93524
(661) 277-8707