Vandenberg Environmental Programs

With a wealth of valuable cultural and ecological treasures, Vandenberg Space Force Base is recognized for leading the way in protecting and preserving its 42 miles of pristine coastline, 9,000 acres of sand dunes, 5,000 acres of wetlands, more than 1,600 irreplaceable prehistoric archaeological resources, 14 rock art sites, a National Historic Landmark, five Native American villages, a National Historic Trail, 42 Cold War-era complexes, and protecting and monitoring more than 17 different endangered or threatened species. The base is home to more than 850 plant species and various wildlife species, including 53 mammals, 315 birds, 17 reptiles and 10 amphibians.