Training Materials

Policy and Guidance

DoD Natural Resources Program Training Workshops: Sikes Act, Sikes Act Implementation, Endangered Species Act Implementation - Standard Operating Procedure/After Action Report (PDF)

This document establishes a uniform process for the preparation, review, and implementation of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Natural Resources Conservation Compliance (NR) Program training courses. This Standard Operating Procedure/After Action Report covers the Sikes Act 101, Sikes Act Implementation, and Endangered Species Act (ESA) Implementation training courses.
 

Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet: Enhanced On-line Access to the Interactive Website Version of 'Conserving Biodiversity on Military Lands' (Legacy 09-247) (PDF)

Fact Sheet: Sustainable Landscape Designs - Utilizing Native Species to Increase Pollinator Habitats on Military Lands (Legacy 09-461) (PDF)

Fact Sheet: Revision of the DoD Biodiversity Conservation Handbook and Commanders Guide (Legacy 07-247) (PDF)

Fact Sheet: Multi-Species Management Using Modeling and Decision Theory: Applications to Integrated Natural Resources Management Planning (Legacy 05-264) (PDF)

Fact Sheet: Biodiversity Outreach Toolkit: Sustaining the Mission, Securing the Legacy (Legacy 05-273) (PDF)

Training Materials

Climate Change: Adaptive Management Tools and Strategies - Final Report December 2010 (Legacy 10-466) (PDF)

This report describes the climate change tools presented in the Climate Change Workshop, given at the 2010 National Military Fish and Wildlife Association meeting. This also includes workshop evaluation results.
 

Creating CISMAs to Effectively Reduce Re-infestation on Four (4) Military Bases and Surrounding Lands in Florida: Statewide Coordination July 2010 (Legacy 09-437) (PDF)

This document contains a Strategic Plan template for use by Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMA) throughout Florida. It should be considered a starting point and should be revised by each CISMA to reflect local area priorities, landowners and membership capacity. It should also be noted that this plan has a strong emphasis on terrestrial invasive plants. However, actions were defined that address animals and pest/pathogens as well as aquatic resources. This document also includes a presentation describing CISMAs and a poster highlighting the project.
 

Scanning the Conservation Horizon: A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (Legacy 09-460) (PDF)

This guide offers resource managers a way to understand the impact of climate change on species and ecosystems and is a new tool to support efforts to safeguard these valuable natural resources. The peer-reviewed guide is designed to help conservation professionals and natural resource managers craft effective strategies to prepare for and cope with the effects of rapid climate change on the nation's fish, wildlife, and natural habitats.
 

Ecological Monitoring on Wake Island Prior to Rat Removal - Final Technical Report, November 2011 (Legacy 09-438) (PDF)

Introduced rats are known to dramatically affect island biodiversity. On Wake Island, a U.S. Air Force installation in the tropical Pacific, rats predate seabirds and may have extirpated several seabird species from the island. Rats may impact a range of other biota and ecological processes on Wake. The Wake Island eradication provides a valuable opportunity to document ecological changes on such an island by monitoring various taxa before and after the operation. This report contains a Work Plan, Monitoring Protocol, and Sampling Designs for Seabird Monitoring, Shorebird Monitoring, Sea Turtle Monitoring, Vegetation Sampling, Arthropod Sampling, and Rodent Population Monitoring on Wake Island. The protocols and results described in the above reports, if replicated post eradication, can provide valuable documentation of ecological changes on Wake Island resulting from rat removal. These documented changes can then be used to generate predictions about ecological responses to potential rat eradications on other tropical islands on which the Department of Defense (DoD) has a management stake.
 

PowerPoint Template: Sustainable Landscape Designs Utilizing Native Species to Increase Pollinator Habitats on (Installation Name) Presentation Template (Legacy 09-461): (PPTX)

This template consists of 9 slides set up to be filled in with installation-specific information for presentations on the value of landscaping for pollinators.
 

The Five-S Framework for Site Conservation: A Practitioner's Handbook for Site Conservation Planning and Measuring Conservation Success - Final Report, Volume I, Second Edition, June 2000 (Legacy 01-102) (PDF)

This report sets forth a frame-work for site-based conservation, including strategic conservation planning and assessing measures of conservation success.
 

The Five-S Framework for Site Conservation: A Practitioner's Handbook for Site Conservation Planning and Measuring Conservation Success - Appendices to Final Report, Volume II, June 2000 (Legacy 01-102) (PDF)

This report sets forth a frame-work for site-based conservation, including strategic conservation planning and assessing measures of conservation success.
 

Conservation Awareness Training Video

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The North Carolina Sandhills Weed Management Area Training Workshop: June 2006 (PDF)

Materials consist of a presentation summarizing the invasive species problems faced by the North Carolina Sandhills region which includes Fort Bragg, defines a weed management area and outlines the plan of action to begin to solve the weed problem.
 

Publications

Don't Let Your Cat Go AWOL! Indoor Cats Are Safe Cats (PDF)

Guidance

Sustainable Landscape Designs Utilizing Native Species to Increase Pollinator Habitats on Military Lands, July 2010 (Legacy 09-461) (PDF)

This publication provides the DoD land managers with guidance on developing landscape plantings that provide food, water, and shelter to numerous pollinators and includes lists of suggested native plants for those plantings. It also provides introductory information on supporting pollinators through sustainable management techniques.
 

Bald Eagle Management Guidelines (PDF)

This memorandum from the Office of the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health) provides guidance for all installation managers on Management Actions to Protect Bald Eagles after Delisting and provides additional information in the attached Bald Eagle Recovery Questions and Answers, publication from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
 

Tools

Development of a Management System and Geographic Interface for Biological Resource Data - Report, February 2012 (Legacy 10-111) (PDF)

The objective of the project was to develop an online tool to view and archive biological resource data that would be accessible to non-specialist users and be consistent with current technology specifications for the Department of the Defense and its contractors at a pilot location, the Defense Fuel Support Point insane Pedro, California.
 

Development of a Management System and Geographic Interface for Biological Resource Data: Transfer Plan, February 2012 (Legacy 10-111) (PDF)

A natural resource data viewer web application, built by the University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI, 2011) for the Department of Defense Legacy Program provides an innovative digital data archive with advanced geospatial search and data retrieval capabilities. This document provides background and instructions for the transfer and use of this data viewer by the Department of Defense. The accompanying zip files allow for installation of quick keys on desktops. Instructions for loading are in the report and the Read Me file in the Flexviewer Folder.
 

Data Viewer Zip File: Development of a Management System and Geographic Interface for Biological Resource Data (Legacy 10-111)

Fact Sheet: Development of a Management System and Geographic Interface for Biological Resource Data (Legacy 10-111) (PDF)

Coral Ecosystems and Marine Resources Initiative T/E and Sensitive Species Database (Legacy 10-306)

This is an extensive compilation of information and tools for consistent management and conservation of DoD protected marine species and associated benthic/marine habitat (coral reef ecosystems), including endangered threatened and sensitive resources and habitat. The database will assist in compliance with numerous Federal Acts and Executive Orders particularly with regards to the need to inventory biologically or geographically significant or sensitive natural resources. The database provides resource information for use in decision-making regarding on-shore or near-shore activities in order to maintain military readiness with minimal adverse impacts to the marine environment. It serves as an in-house resource for locating underwater resources and identifying potential impacts related to mission needs, operations or development projects.
 

Natural Resources Conservation Coral Reef Initiative Database - Technical Note, October 2011 (Legacy 10-306) (PDF)

Up to 75% of the world's coral reefs are threatened due to continued pressure from both local and global stressors. As data on the conservation status on marine species are updated, the number of these species occurring in coral reefs habitats has increased dramatically. In order to make these data easily accessible to Military personnel, the previous version of the Coral Reef Initiative Database has been updated, expanded and reorganized. The database of scientific information presented here will greatly benefit resource managers in successfully managing and assessing coral reefs and species of special conservation status associated with coral reefs. This technical note details how the database was developed, what information is contained in the database to date, and how to access it.
 

A Tool to Assess the Vulnerability of Plant Species to Climate Change - August 2010 (Legacy 09-433) (PDF)

Despite lack of information on plant species response to climate change, some simple predictions can be made regarding plant traits likely to be associated with lesser or greater vulnerability to declines with projected future climate. This document provides a simple scoring system based on a few readily identifiable and predictive plant traits to assess vulnerability of individual plant species to climate change.
 

A Tool to Assess the Vulnerability of Terrestrial Vertebrate Species to Climate Change - August 2010 (Legacy 09-433) (PDF)

Species assessments of vulnerability or extinction risk are management tools used to prioritize conservation needs so that actions can be directed in an effective and efficient manner. This document contains a simple and flexible tool for assessing the relative risk of individual species to population declines or increases associated with projected changes in climate and related phenomena.
 

Workshop Report: Assessing Species Vulnerability to Climate Change, Applying the RMRS Assessment Tool - August 2010 (Legacy 09 - 433) (PDF)

On 8/30/2010, the Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) conducted a workshop "Assessing Species Vulnerability to Climate Change. Using the RMRS-USFS assessment tool to assist management goals in the face of climate change" at the Tucson Regional Office of Arizona Game & Fish Department. The purpose of this workshop was to present the findings of Legacy Project #09-433 which used a recently developed species vulnerability to climate change assessment tool to identify relative vulnerability, areas of specific vulnerabilities and potential management actions for threatened, endangered and at-risk species on the Ft. Huachuca and Barry M. Goldwater Ranges in southern Arizona.
 

Fact Sheet: Automated Bird and Amphibian Species Identification Computer Program (Legacy 09-345) (PDF)

Designing a Geography of Hope: Practitioner's Handbook to Ecoregional Conservation Planning - Volume I and II, April 2000 (Legacy 00-135) (PDF)

The guidelines contained in this second edition of provide methods for identifying the conservation sites where action needs to take place.
 

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