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Natural Resources

Natural resources at NSA Bethesda includes air and water, and plants and animals (flora and fauna). To protect the natural resources at this installation, including animals, we have a variety of targeted features to encourage their presence.


Natural resource operations include maintaining bat and bird boxes. In the video above, Environmental Programs Director Susan Paul shows us a bird box situated in the historic view shed in front of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

To build your own songbird bird box, check out this site.



To help protect water quality and discourage geese from nesting in protected areas, our teams put up Exclusion Fencing during geese migration seasons. The video above shows what they look like.


In May, we also expect the emergence of Brood X Cicadas, which emerges every 17 years. To learn more about this brood, please click here to download a Maryland Department of Agriculture fact sheet.

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