The Assistant Chief of Staff, Environmental Security (AC/S ES) provides the lead and overall coordination of environmental compliance and natural resource management through a staff that provides procedural and technical advice on both military and nonmilitary NEPA documents, facility planning, construction plans, maintenance and daily facilities activities, military operations, and other proposed actions that may affect natural and cultural resources.
The AC/S ES also provides technical natural and cultural resource management support to installation action proponents regarding resource compliance requirements and Best Management Practices (BMPs) involved with their actions. Conservation education training to military and civilian personnel is a constant focus of the AC/S ES to raise awareness and improve community relations with the goal of preventing resource damage.
The AC/S ES is composed of the Natural Resources Department, Environmental Compliance Department, and the Information Systems Branch. The Natural Resources Department provides strategic planning for and daily implementation of Natural and Cultural resource management. The Environmental Compliance Department provides strategic planning for and daily implementation of environmental protection and compliance regulations basewide on Camp Pendleton for all environmental areas other then Natural and Cultural resources.
Camp Pendleton occupies approximately 125,000 acres of largely undeveloped land, with more than 17 miles of coastline, in northwestern San Diego County of southern California. It is the Marine Corps' premier amphibious training Base and its only west coast amphibious assault training center. Camp Pendleton's mission is "to operate an expeditionary training Base that promotes the combat readiness of operating forces by providing facilities, services, and support responsive to the needs of Marines, Sailors, and their families."
The integration of natural resources management with training and mission support requirements and responsibilities helps to ensure that Camp Pendleton continues to provide sustained support for the military mission and fulfill stewardship and regulatory requirements." (MCB Camp Pendleton, INRMP)