Cleanup Background

Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC)

The 1991 Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommended Fort Ord be closed and troops of the 7th Infantry Division (Light) be relocated to Fort Lewis, Washington.  As part of that action, the Army prepared several documents that identify future land uses for Fort Ord following closure.  The reference document section of this web site identifies the principal sources of information and documents prepared by the Army under the BRAC action.

The principal documents used in establishing future land uses include the Army’s Environmental Impact Statement prepared to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Army’s Installation-wide Multi Species Habitat Management Plan (HMP) prepared to comply with the Endangered Species Act, the local community’s reuse plan prepared by Fort Ord Reuse Authority, and the results of the real estate screening process.

Although Fort Ord was closed in September 1994, the Army retained portions of the property, an area called “Ord Military Community.” About 785 acres were retained.BIG_postcard web site