By Jamie Anderson
Auburn University and the U.S. Army have solidified a partnership by signing a historic 10-year agreement to provide natural resource management services to eight military bases across the Southeast: Redstone Arsenal and Fort Rucker in Alabama; Forts Benning, Gordon and Stewart in Georgia; Fort Polk in Louisiana; Fort Bragg in North Carolina; and Fort Jackson in South Carolina.
The renewable Intergovernmental Service Agreement (IGSA) is the first of its kind in the nation to include eight military bases.
“To implement the agreement, Dr. Vini Nathan, Auburn University’s interim provost, has approved the establishment of the Center for Natural Resource Management on Military Lands in the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment,” said Janaki Alavalapati, dean of the college.
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