What is the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS)?
The Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is studying the planned land uses in the areas that surround the Range, and the military training needs of the armed forces to determine their compatibility. The study is designed to protect public health, safety and welfare while safeguarding the ability of the military services and homeland security agencies to provide needed training on the Range.
Military operations can be loud and can present safety concerns for civilian communities. Conversely, urban development near the perimeter of military ranges can impact the viability of the installation and its mission. Development can be affected by low level flight patterns in military operating areas and required clear zones for airport runway approaches. The purpose of the JLUS is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the civilian communities relative to aircraft approach and departure routes, and discourage incompatible development in high noise areas and accident potential zones. The JLUS will also study how to protect the Range’s ability to conduct effective training of homeland security, public safety, and military personnel.