Fort Lewis Conservation 2005 Annual Report

Fort Lewis continues to play a vital role in the regional effort to restore western Washington prairie and oak habitats. The Fort has the largest and best quality remnants of these threatened habitat types, and The Nature Conservancy is assisting the Fort to reach its conservation goals. Fort Lewis and The Nature Conservancy have a shared vision of conservation at the Fort which simultaneously promotes sustainable military training lands and robust natural ecosystems.

This report provides an overview of the past year’s conservation activities at Fort Lewis relating to the prairie/oak mosaic. It is a compilation of previous quarterly reports and provides general details relating to project objectives and outcomes.

The annual activity summary below presents highlights of the conservation activities accomplished in 2005. The scale of the work that we have performed provides evidence that we have gained the ability to conduct habitat conservation at the landscape level – an ability that is critical if we hope to achieve important conservation goals.