Fort Drum – Army

The Land Trust partners with Ft. Drum through the Army Compatible Use Buffer (ACUB) program. Protecting farmland that is adjacent to the base is a win-win-win for everyone involved. Ft. Drum can maintain a buffer around the base for their training exercises, farmers are able to protect their farms, and the land will be here for the next generation.

  • Promoting the conservation of farmland near the Ft. Drum base to ensure there is a large land base for important training exercises.
  • Home to the 10th Mountain Division, an elite light infantry unit that is trained in mountain warfare.
  • Ft. Drum is an important part of the Watertown economy employing over 19,000 military members, and 5,000 civilian employees from the surrounding communities.

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