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.