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Cultural Resources
Cultural Resources page

Program Manager
Director, Natural Resources Division
PHONE: (858) 307-1125


The Natural Resources Division is responsible for Cultural Resources Management and Compliance aboard MCAS Miramar.  Primary resources of management and conservation concern involve archaeological sites in the undeveloped portions of the Station.  The Flying Leatherneck Museum is managed separately by the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation.
History of Miramar
The land currently occupied by the Station has been used for diverse activities, and has passed through several hands throughout its history, including those of three nations, many private citizens, and all four branches of the United States military. Detailed History of Miramar
Cultural Resources General Awareness- This course provides an overview of general guidance and requirements to help minimize adverse impacts to cultural resources and to support proactive stewardship on our Marine Corps bases. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to will perform duties in accordance with applicable federal laws, regulations and Marine Corps policy. This course can be used as standalone course or a prerequisite for additional cultural resources training courses offered at each installation (check with the installation EV department).

Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan (ICRMP)    

·      Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plan
·      Areas Surveyed for Cultural Resources

Operating Procedures         
·       Section 106, National Historic Preservation Act Consultations: 
       - The Natural Resources Division staff for the Environmental Management Department processes these consultations on behalf of MCAS Miramar.  Action proponents are responsible for ensuring the preparation of documentation needed to support Section 106 consultations.  Documentation requirements are described in the National Historic Preservation Act links above.
·       All archaeological artifacts from MCAS Miramar are curated at the San Diego Archaeological Center under contract. 
 Collection Preparation Guideline (SDAC)


  • Consultation Letters with State Office of Historic Preservation (Contact the NRD)
  • Consultation Letters with Tribes and Other Interested Parties (Contact the NRD) 
  • Artifact Curation Reports (Contact the NRD)

Supporting Information


  1. Range Operations and Training

Environmental Aspects

  1. Protection of sensitive habitats for threatened and endangered species
    1. Operations or training exercises in natural areas of MCAS Miramar must be approved through the Public Works or Training Area Management Office in coordination with the EMD in order ensure the protection of plant and animal species.
    2. Prevent the taking of plant and animal species.
  2. Streambed (riparian) areas
    1. Protect the environmentally sensitive stream areas, washes and other riparian areas on the installation so as not to disturb the ecosystem.
  3. Vernal pools

Impacts & Risks

Objectives and management actions can be viewed here:

  1. Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan, Chapter 2, section 2.4.

Annual program and ICRMP review completed by 30 September each year.
Marine Corps Installations Command conducts triennial audits review and monitor the program.
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar-EMS