DoD 2011 NPLD Project – Burrow Masters 2011, Umatilla Chemical Depot

DoD is funding 41 National Public Lands Day (NPLD) sites on military installations in 2011. The event  encourages volunteers to explore and enjoy America’s natural wonders through outdoor recreation. Find out more about one of these projects below.

Oregon (Umatilla Chemical Depot, Army): Participants dug burrows for Burrowing Owls, acquired GPS locations for all burrow sites, provided training and knowledge about owl ecology to volunteers, and helped make progress towards supporting 75+ nesting pairs in 2012. Umatilla Chemical Depot wants to become a source population of Burrowing Owls for the Pacific Northwest.

Project Contact: Donald Gillis,


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About Carla Voorhees

Carla Voorhees has always been interested in science, from the time she grew string beans under varying conditions for the science fair (3rd grade) to the time she took every math and science class she could during high school. As her path during college and beyond took her somewhat away from the hard sciences, she is thrilled to be a part of the Armed With Science team. Carla holds a B.S. in Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2007), and an M.B.A. in Design Strategy from the California College of the Arts (2010). She works as a Web Strategist at DOD Public Web.
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