Friday, December 27, 2013

Camp Shelby gets 1,522-acre buffer

CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- The Army National Guard is buying 1,522 acres of land to protect Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center from any encroachment. The land is being purchased through the Army Compatible Use Buffer program from Weyerhauser. It will be placed into conservation through the Compatible Lands Foundation, a land trust that performs conservation activities around military installations and through the Department of Defense's Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration program. Camp Shelby's participation in the Compatible Use Buffer program will be announced Dec. 30 at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at 1 p.m. Camp Shelby, south of Hattiesburg, is the largest state-owned training centers in the nation at some 137,000 acres. (Source: Camp Shelby, 12/27/13) Previous