Encroachment and Compatible Land Use

“These are the professionals in the land use business that each of the DoD Services needs on their team to run a successful program. Our Headquarters has been extremely fortunate to have been supported by Marstel-Day for so long.”

As development consumes open space across the United States, Marstel-Day is working with several federal and non-federal clients to preserve critical habitat and open space, and to address the impact of land use changes with respect to the client’s intended mission. Our primary focus is on controlling encroachment, which involves avoiding or mitigating the gradual loss of a client’s mission capabilities because of changes to internal and external land uses.

  • Barbers Point NAS
  • Pittsburgh Air Reserve Station
  • Kansas Army Ammunition Plant
  • Prairie Dog in Colorado
  • Hamilton Airfield
  • Sierra Army Depot
  • Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  • Savannah Army Depot

To address these issues, Marstel-Day developed a tool called an “Encroachment Control Plan” (ECP). Originally designed for our clients in the United States Marine Corps, these ECPs analyze a wide array of encroachment impacts and promote land use compatibility by engaging numerous stakeholders – government officials, nonprofit organizations, developers, and others – on the local, regional, and state levels. Marstel-Day is also supporting the Air Force in developing its service-wide enterprise encroachment management program, including preparation of over 30 Installation Complex Encroachment Management Action Plans (ICEMAPs) for Air Force and Joint bases. In addition to encroachment management and real estate acquisition elements, Marstel-Day is undertaking a comprehensive approach to develop new and to improve existing Air Forces strategies, policies, processes, support tools, training and outreach efforts.

While our Encroachment Control Plans were originally developed for Department of Defense clients, Marstel-Day has been working to extend this capability to other agencies, including the U. S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In addition, encroachment plans are applicable to university campuses, power companies, public safety and civil defense training sites, and a variety of other applications.

Areas of expertise

  • Landscape Scale Conservation Planning
  • GIS-based Landscape Mapping, Modeling, and Analysis
  • Integrated Natural Resources Management Plans (INRMPs)
  • Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plans (ICRMPs)
  • Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCPs) Support
  • Resource Management Plans (RMPs)
  • Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs)
  • Forest Management Plans
  • Wetlands Delineation Plans
  • Wildlife Management Plans
  • Endangered Species Management
  • Sentinel Landscape Policy
  • Strategic Communication and Engagement
  • Mitigation Banking/Credits
  • Ecological Services Analysis
  • Conservation Conveyance
  • Net Environmental Benefit Assessments
  • National Environmental Policy Act
  • Greenspace Planning
  • Climate Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Biological Monitoring
  • Ecological Modeling and Analysis
  • Habitat Mapping and Analysis
  • ESA/Section 7 and Biological Assessments
  • Bird/Wildlife Air Strike Hazard Analysis