TITLE

Closing in

AUTHOR(S)
Schanz, Marc V.
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
High Country News;3/2/2009, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the threat of urban sprawl to military bases in the West. The Department of Defense is working with local governments and conservation groups to preserve buffer zones around bases. Arizona limits housing on land next to military airfields and requires land-use plans for nearby developments that account for noise and potential accidents. Nellie Air Force Base is now working with a Nevada nonprofit called the Protectors of Tule Springs to preserve 13,000 acres of the Upper Las Vegas Wash.
ACCESSION #
36931761

 

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