Air Force, USFWS partner to protect natural, cultural resources

Mark Sledge, 673d Civil Engineering Squadron senior conservation law enforcement officer, and James Wendland, 673 CES chief conservation law enforcement officer, approach a black bear den at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 16, 2018. Making loud noises while walking the trails will alert the wildlife of your presence and reduce a surprise encounter.
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center and USFWS kicked off a joint Conservation Law Enforcement Partnership, or CLEP, this fall, placing six USFWS conservation law enforcement officers, or CLEOs, across five Air Force installations. These officers are responsible for preserving Air Force natural and cultural resources, as well as protecting those who participate in base recreation activities.

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