Camp Dawson  

Camp Dawson Environmental Office

The Camp Dawson Army Training Site Environmental Office (CDATS-ENV) is responsible for managing flora, fauna, air quality, and water quality of the training site, identifying compliance needs, and advising the West Virginia Army National Guard (WVARNG) on the best ways to comply with federal and state environmental laws and regulations.  CDATS-ENV provides technical assistance to the training site personnel for projects including: developing projects, securing permits, conducting field studies, providing Environmental Awareness materials, locating and mapping natural and cultural resources, preparing plans, and the revising of the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP).


A wide variety of projects and activities impact the Camp Dawson Army Training Site (CDATS) natural resources, which include soils and geological formations, ground and surface waters, air, vegetation, animals, and their habitats.  Construction and maintenance work, grounds keeping, public access (e.g. hunting and fishing), and other activities need to be considered individually and collectively for their effects on the environment.


CDATS-ENV has the continual task of conducting ecological surveys to determine the facility‚Äôs biodiversity.  To this date, the federally endangered running buffalo clover and the Indiana bat have been identified at Camp Dawson, as well as several state rare species.  A candidate species, the northern long-eared bat, has also been identified and is presumed to be listed in the near future.  Most of the training areas have undergone phase I archeological surveys and there are a number of small potentially historic archeologic sites.  The cantonment area does not have any buildings that are potentially historically significant.  Several small wetland areas have been identified in an effort to minimize adverse environmental impacts.


Useful Information


Soldier Field Card

Environmental Handbook

Spill Response Form

Current NEPA Documents

Known Distance Range Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis


Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Final Proposed Plan KD Range

Points of Contact
Post Environmental Office:          304-791-4135
GIS Specialist:                                   304-791-4133