NAFEC is proud of its commitment to the environment and environmental restoration. The Imperial Valley, which includes Naval Air Facility El Centro, is home to about 70% of the entire Burrowing Owl population in California.
NAFEC is home to several of these owls and all efforts are made to protect them on the installation. The NAFEC ranges are home to the Flat Tailed Horned Lizard.
Since bombing ranges consist of a relatively small target surrounded by large safety zones which are restricted to traffic and other human activity, they are well suited as conservation areas for sensitive species such as the flat- tailed horned lizard and do not impact the primary mission of ordnance-delivery practice for our war fighters.