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Fort Riley Uses Prescribed Fire for More than Ecosystem Management

May 15, 2009 — A match is lit, and a quick puff of black smoke rises up from the drip torch. The wildland fire managers of Fort Riley, Kansas, are set to begin one of many prescribed burns scheduled for the year.Prescribed fire in the Flint Hills of Kansas is common from mid to late spring. Ranchers frequently burn their pastures to invigorate the grasses and MORE
Prescribed Burning

Managing the Environment

May 15, 2009 — Managing the environment is everyone's responsibility, and the Army is committed to being a leader in the fulfillment of that responsibility. As part of that commitment, the Army has adopted a proactive stance to ensure our public lands entrusted to it at Fort Riley are protected for future generations. The fort's leadership has established a MORE
Seven Mile Creek

Inventory, Evaluation, and Testing of Archeological Resources

May 11, 2009 — In 1999, Fort Riley completed its survey of 100% of the installation for historic sites. Fifty percent of the total acreage (undeveloped areas) was also surveyed for prehistoric sites. In 1999, reconnaissance surveys were conducted on Timber and Madison Creeks. As a result of these surveys, 565 historic farmsteads, and 216 prehistoric and 118 MORE

Nuisance Birds

May 9, 2009 — Nuisance BirdsOverview: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) of 1918 was passed for the protection of migratory birds. The MBTA is still in effect.Affected activities for Fort Riley: The MBTA prohibits the disturbance of a migratory bird and, generally, the disturbance of a migratory bird's nest regardless of whether the nest is being used or not. MORE

Cultural Resources

May 6, 2009 — Fort Riley is rich in diverse cultural resources, including prehistoric burial mounds and 294 buildings, monuments, and structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). MORE
Tall Grass Prairie

Curation of Historical Artifacts

May 6, 2009 — To preserve Fort Riley's artifacts and to comply with 36 CFR 79 (the federal regulation regarding Curation of Federally Associated Archeological Collections), Fort Riley built a curation facility that has been functional since January 1, 1999. The facility currently houses 144,000 artifacts that have been catalogued and accessioned. Fort Riley has MORE

Fort Riley's Historical Buildings and Structures

May 6, 2009 — St. Mary's ChapelFort Riley's Main Post Historic District and the First Territorial Capitol of Kansas are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The district contains 294 historic buildings, structures, and monuments (282 of which are buildings), and 118 historic military archeological sites. Management of a historic district MORE

Site Protection and Compliance Enforcement

May 6, 2009 — In 1998, the Cultural Resources Program and Provost Marshal Office personnel received Archeological Resources Protection Act training, which provides instruction on recognizing, investigating, and enforcing laws regarding illegal actions surrounding archeological resources. Fort Riley's professionally trained staff can now determine whether a site MORE

Artifact Recovery vs. In Situ Protection

May 6, 2009 — Burned wood and limestone unearthed during archeological excavations of a prehistoric site associated with a Native American earth lodge at Fort Riley•To protect a prehistoric earth lodge excavation from continued destruction by power line corridor maintenance, data recovery was necessary. Some data was left in situ, as portions of the site were MORE

Antifreeze Recycling

April 30, 2009 — The DOL, building 8100, operates the antifreeze recycling program. Units are required to drop off used antifreeze for recycling at the receiving area at building 8100. No appointment is necessary. Units may also pick up replacement antifreeze free of charge. The drop off and pick up of antifreeze should take place between the hours of 0730 and MORE

Bioremediation of Contaminated Soil

April 30, 2009 — Soil that is contaminated with petroleum, oil or lubricants from spills and/or accidents is to be taken to the bioremediation pad area near building 1945. Through the use of natural microorganisms, in conjunction with air, water and sun, the contaminants are removed from the soil. When the level of contaminants reaches the acceptable regulatory MORE


April 30, 2009 — The Fort Riley Compost Facility reduces the amount of organic solid waste disposed of by the installation. Leaves, grass clippings, horse manure and wood debris from both residential and non-residential areas of Fort Riley are taken here for composting.Military units may deliver materials to the Environmental Waste Management Center (EWMC), Bldg MORE

Location of Recycling Facilities

April 30, 2009 — Recycle CenterBuilding 1980Camp FunstonFort Riley, KS 66442785-239-2094/8462Environmental Waste Management Center(EWMC)Bldg 1945Camp FunstonFort Riley, KS 66442785-239-6797 MORE

Recycling FAQS

April 30, 2009 — What is Recycling?Recycling is defined by the Kansas Department of Health and environment as using the same materials over and over again to form new products. There are three stages of recycling: collecting, processing and reusing. When something is recycled it is removed from the solid waste stream, collected, processed and remanufactured, MORE
Recycling Aluminum Cans

Recycle Center Hours of Operation

April 30, 2009 — Recycle Center at Building 1980- Monday through Friday 0800 to 1500 (closed every other Friday for Garrison Resiliency Day). MORE
Recycling Center, Camp Funston, Bldg. 1980

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