NR 550 - Sustainable Military Lands Management

  • 3 credits
  • Online

This course provides an overview of military lands in the U.S. from within several different contexts – historical, geographical and environmental. It provides an overview of how military lands evolved as part of the federal land system to today's current inventory and uses of these lands, to include the role of the military in the early National Parks system and the various federal legislative actions that codified these lands.

The course content will include discussions on the purpose and use of these lands as they relate to national defense requirements. It will also discuss the principles and implementation of environmental stewardship of the natural and cultural resources on these lands. Current day issues surrounding military lands, to include encroachment and multi-purpose uses, will be included. Case studies involving military installations in various regions of the U.S. will be included throughout the course.


Completed undergraduate degree.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Military Geographies (2004)
    Woodward, Rachel
  • The Greening of the U.S. Military: Environmental Policy,National Security,and Organizational Change (2007)
    Durant, Robert F.
  • The Modern Military and the Environment (2007)
    Wilcox, William A. Jr.
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