MCAS Yuma is threatened by increased development pressure in the surrounding communities which exacerbate current operational limitations, and conflicts with flight corridors into ranges. This reduces the quality and opportunity for training. Development also has the potential to push species, such as the federally listed Sonoran Pronghorn or sensitive species Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard, onto the installation potentially restricting operations.
CLF is partnering with MCAS Yuma to help the installation to mitigate encroachment threats and promote mission sustainability. The partnership will provide the framework to help buffer high-noise areas, preserve compatible land use, protect habitat for threatened and endangered species, and support the biodiversity of the region.