Air Force conservation programs score widespread victories

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- The Air Force is trustee to more than eight million acres of land, water and air assets, and is home to more than 70 threatened and endangered species.

Stewardship of these resources, in conjunction with sustainment of critical military mission activities, is a key priority for conservation programs across the Air Force, officials said.

Program achievements during fiscal 2010 were widespread, with many accomplishments in support of endangered species.

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