2022 National Public Lands Day Department of Defense Awards

In commemoration of this year's National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the Department of Defense (DoD), through the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment and Energy Resilience, and the Legacy Resource Management Program, will fund NPLD projects on military lands that are open for recreation. The 2022 NPLD DoD Awards will provide up to $20,000 to selected installations to implement pollinator protection projects; climate adaptation/resilience habitat restoration projects; or natural and cultural resour

Biomonitoring with Benthic Macroinvertebrates

Biomonitoring uses aquatic organisms as biological indicators of water quality. These organisms, called benthic macroinvertebrates, only thrive under certain water quality conditions, so their abundance, distribution, and overall presence can indicate watershed health.

Read more to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of these important organisms!