Partnerships and Awards

The Navy is proud of its successful programs and partnerships for managing natural and cultural resources.

The Fallon Range Training Complex covers a vast area of land and airspace within the jurisdiction of multiple federal and state agencies. The Federal Aviation Administration manages the airspace, and the Bureau of Land Management manages most of the land underlying this airspace. Other major land owners and management agencies include the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Indian tribes.


  • Chief of Naval Operations Award for Natural Resource Conservation (2016)
  • Chief of Naval Operations Award for Natural Resource Management (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013)
  • Chief of Naval Operations Award for Cultural Resource Management (2010, 20122015)
  • Secretary of the Navy Award for Cultural Resource Management (2010, 2015)
  • Secretary of Defense Meritorious Citation for Cultural Resource Management (2010)


The Navy partners with agencies and Indian tribes to proactively identify potential impacts from training activities and takes steps to minimize those impacts on the environment.

  • Formation of the Intergovernmental Executive Committee (IEC) with the Bureau of Land Management, State of Nevada, tribal representatives, and other stakeholders to exchange views, information, and advice relating to the management of the natural and cultural resources on lands proposed for withdrawal.
  • Assessment of impacts of aircraft overflights on the greater sage-grouse with the Nevada Department of Wildlife.
  • Coordination with Indian Tribes on updates and revisions to existing plans or agreements, completion of cultural resource surveys and an ethnographic study, and tribal access to areas of religious and cultural significance.


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