Case Study
45th Space Wing Natural and Cultural Resources Contract (NCRC)


  • Managed 36,000 acres of natural habitat
  • Awards for Exemplary Safety Record
  • Removed 500 acres of invasive vegetation annually
  • Maintained 65,000 acres of endangered species habitat
  • Executed prescribed burns on 576 acres
  • Conducted 12 NEPA assessments
  • Award fee rating of 96% over five years

SPS The SpecPro Group developed the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) for the U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing (45 SW), Cape Canaveral, FL. This project covered more than 18,400 acres of upland, estuarine, and marine resources within four federal installations on mainland Florida. The INRMP outlined a strategy for the 45 SW to comply with federal, state, and local environmental regulations which are in place to help protect and conserve wildlife, habitats, and the surrounding watershed.

  • Developed and implemented protection and preservation methods for numerous key natural and cultural resources on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) and Patrick Air Force Base (PAFB), FL; these included protection and habitat management of the Southeastern beach mouse, conservation of estuarine wetland habitat, gopher tortoise monitoring, and invasive species control
  • Assisted in the development of CCAFS’s Integrated Natural Resources Plans, the Fish and Wildlife Management Plans, the Cultural Resources Management Plans, and the Malabar Land Management Plans
  • Managed NCR operations for all of CCAFS, which has been a designated National Historic Landmark District since 1984; the district is comprised of six properties and all are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)
  • Identified 56 archaeological sites associated with the extinct Ais Indian tribe; 11 of these were eligible for inclusion on the NRHP; five sites were known to contain human remains and are afforded federal protections
  • Restored, enhanced, and maintained 500 acres per year of Florida scrub-jay habitat using proprietary mechanical methods and prescribed burns to mimic a natural, fire-maintained ecosystem; total 5,000 acres
  • Conducted annual sea turtle monitoring to comply with the Endangered Species Act; removed faunal species that negatively impacted Threatened & Endangered species and habitat to meet sea turtle recovery goals
  • Restored 20 % of adversely impacted NCR areas every three years and helped to design and construct the CCAFS GeoBase data network
  • Conducted and documented12 NEPA assessments
  • Provided environmental impact analyses of routine work requests for four installations
  • Assisted the Government with environmental project and budget development/justification