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to Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico,
Virginia. Quantico provides both basic and advanced
training to Marine Corps officers
Located on the western shore of the Potomac River in Stafford, Prince William and Fauquier Counties, the installation comprises 56,000 acres of Navy-owned land and 4,000 acres of Interior Department land used under Special Permit. Draining the rolling uplands of the installation are four watersheds: Cedar Run, Aquia Creek, Quantico Creek and Chopawamsic Creek. Numerous beaver ponds, three reservoirs and two tidal wetlands provide nearly 4,000 acres of wetland habitat. Upland habitat types include pine and hardwood forest, brushy fields and grassland.
Quantico Natural Resources Office provides extensive land use programs in forest management, fish and wildlife management, erosion and sediment control, historical and archeological preservation, arm outdoor recreation. Public access to the Wildlife Viewing Area on Russell Road is open during daylight hours seven days per week. To visit other areas, contact Range Control, 703-784-5321. Groups may schedule trips to view Quantico wildlife by contacting the Natural Resources Office, 703-784-5383.
NAVY NATURAL RESOURCES AND LAND
The Navy and Marine Corps manage more than four million acres worldwide. Much of this land is located in sensitive wetlands along valuable coastlines, some of the most ecologically significant areas in the world. The location of our real estate holdings makes it imperative that we plan and execute our various military missions in harmony with our environment. It is a Department of the Navy goal to promote an environmental protection ethic within the Navy workforce.
The Department of the Navy supports numerous partnerships with other Federal, State, local and private resource groups to promote such programs as the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation, Wetlands Protection and Enhancement, and Watchable Wildlife.
Jacqueline E. Schafer, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and the Environment, has noted, "It will be difficult for the Navy to succeed in its mission unless it has earned the confidence of its neighbors. To keep this confidence, the Navy must emphasize natural resources stewardship in every aspect of its land use." It does. Come see for yourself and discover our resources.