In its role as a responsible steward of the environment, the Navy’s goal is to protect the unique and sensitive resources present in areas where it trains and conducts tests, while still providing the realistic experiences necessary for the readiness and safety of personnel.

To continue to achieve both of these goals, the Navy invests in scientific research and collects data, applies the most current science and latest technologies to improve its environmental analyses, and implements successful environmental and cultural stewardship programs.

The Navy is committed to protecting the marine and coastal environments of the Pacific Northwest. Programs have been established to care for and protect threatened and endangered plants and wildlife, and cultural and historic buildings and sites on Navy ranges. The Navy has developed partnerships and built coalitions with other government agencies, organizations, and communities to better manage and protect natural and cultural resources.

Please see the project fact sheet booklet for more information about the Navy’s environmental stewardship programs in the Pacific Northwest.