R-2508 Complex Joint Land Use Study
Restricted Area Airspace Complex (R-2508) includes approximately 20,000 sq mi of airspace in the upper Mojave Desert Region; the installations and ranges of Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake; Edwards Air Force Base; and the National Training Center at Fort Irwin. The focus of the final JLUS is to ensure that future land use decisions are logical and consistent. To achieve that, the JLUS preparation process included all stakeholders that regulate or influence military operations and future development within the R-2508 Complex area. The size of the study area posed challenges associated with reaching consensus among a multitude of stakeholders.