Natural Resources Program
Natural Resources Program at Environmental Division, Facilities, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

Natural Resources Program

Nearly the entire Air Station is artificially maintained and cannot be characterized as environmental rich in natural resources. However Penny Lake, North and South Retention ponds provide temporary habitat for a variety of Japanese resident and migratory birds.

Natural Resources Surveys are being conducted aboard the installation, and the surveys include small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects and flora (plants) to update the inventory and to develop effective conservation/management plans for the natural resources on MCAS Iwakuni, and to support bird/wildlife aircraft strike hazard (BASH) programs.

Here are some of the species identified on MCAS Iwakuni during surveys in 2017.

 

Birds

Peregrine Falcon

Little Tern

Black-winged Stilt

Osprey

Oriental Reed Warbler

Eurasian Skylark

 

Mammals

Tanuki (Raccoon Dog)

Red Fox

 

Reptiles

Reeves’ Pond Turtle

Japanese Grass Lizard

Japanese Gecko

 

Amphibians

Wrinkled Frog

Indian Rice Frog

 

Fish

Southern Medaka

Japanese Black Porgy

 

Insect

Yamato-sunahakibachi
(Species of Sand Wasp)

Kogatano-gengoro
(Species of Diving Beetle)

 

Flora

Kokerindo (Species of Gentian)

Kawajisha (Species of Speedwell)

* "Photo courtesy of ESC/Kankyo Trinity"

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Contact Information

Director:
253-6853
Environmental Management System:
253-4854
Environmental Planning:
253-3733
Water Program:
253-5388
Air Program:
253-7371
Spills & Tanks:
253-3909
Emergency Spill Notification:
From cell phone:
911 / 253-3322
0827-79-3322
Hazardous Waste:
253-6963
PCB:
253-5038
Solid Waste/Recycling Program:
E-mail:
253-3039
Culture/Natural Resources:
253-5466
Compliance:
253-3908 / 3906 / 5423
Training-CETEP:
253-3910

How to call to MCAS Iwakuni

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