Gravel Pit Habitat Reclamation

Picture of a gravel pit on JBER

Gravel Pit Habitat Reclamation
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
October 2017 to December 2020

A number of gravel pits on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) are no longer in use by the U.S. military. As part of JBER’s land rehabilitation, maintenance, enhancement, and erosion control program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers aims to restore these pits to functional wildlife habitat and mitigate their impact to nearby streams. AERC has partnered with Kuna Engineering LLC. to document these sites and perform habitat restoration which will improve the quality of JBER’s fish and wildlife habitat.

  • Inventory and assess JBER gravel pits.
  • Develop best management practices and work plans for restoration actions.
  • Perform reclamation of gravel pits, including soil restoration and establishing of native plants.  ­