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Awards / Honors

CEMML honored with 2008 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award

June 8, 2009

The Center for Environmental Management of Military Land, or CEMML, is pleased to announce that its team in the Cultural Resources Program at Fort Drum, N.Y., has recently won the 2008 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for Best Cultural Resources Management Team/Individual.

The program is managed by Army civilian and former CEMML research associate, Laurie Rush, with technical support and research involvement of the CEMML Cultural Resources Program. This includes substantial in-house support on several Legacy projects by CEMML Associate Director James A. Zeidler and CEMML graphic designer Tracy Wager on the Colorado State University campus, as well as on-site professional staff including Meg Schulz, Heather Wagner, Alissa Nauman, Jaime Ratner, Lawrence Schulz, Francis Scardera, and Ian Warden (ITAM Program).

(Photo: CEMML Research Associate Lawrence Schulz, Fort Drum Cultural Resources Program; CEMML Research Associate Ian Warden, Fort Drum ITAM Program; Dr. Laurie Rush, Cultural Resources program manager, Fort Drum, N.Y.; Dr. James A. Zeidler, associate director, CEMML/CSU)

The award ceremony took place in the Pentagon Auditorium on June 3, 2009, with Vice President Joe Biden serving as keynote speaker and award presenter.


A 32-minute video of the entire ceremony can be found at the following URL:


The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) at Colorado State University is a team of environmental professionals experienced in the conservation and sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense lands. CEMML provides technical services to support the military’s national defense mission.

The Center employs more than 220 full-time biologists, GIS specialists, and resource managers on campus and at military installations across the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, and Germany.

Contact: Kimberly Sorensen
Phone: (970) 491-0757