Closing in

Schanz, Marc V.
March 2009
High Country News;3/2/2009, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p7
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.


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