Fort Belvoir North Area 2022
The forests of the Fort Belvoir North Area are being fragmented.
We cannot stop this endless loss of forests. We can only try to be the voice of those forests.
The U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Belvoir, is preparing for the construction of a distribution center at the Fort Belvoir North Area in Springfield. Fort Belvoir North Area was formerly known as the Engineer Proving Ground and was used for explosives testing. Around 2010 the Fairfax County Parkway was extended all along its southern extent, taking out 80+ acres of intact forest. Buildings have been popping up on the eastern (largely unforested) part of the North Area ever since. Now they are coming for the west side.
Among our recommendations to the Army:
The National Capital Area Planning Commission provides a lot of additional information on plans for the North Area in their Executive Review
Tree Removal and "mitigation" - The Distribution Center would be located in Area D