Installation Specific Information

Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet: Identifying Vulnerability of Threatened, Endangered, and At-Risk Species to Future Climate Change at Fort Huachuca, Arizona (Legacy 09-433) (PDF)

Fact Sheet: Identifying Vulnerability of Threatened, Endangered, and At-Risk Species to Future Climate Change at the Barry M. Goldwater Range, Arizona (Legacy 09-433) (PDF)

Barry M Goldwater Range, AZ

An Assessment of Vulnerability of Threatened, Endangered, and At-Risk Species to Climate Change at The Barry M. Goldwater Range, Arizona Final Report - August 2010 (Legacy 09-433) (PDF)

This assessment uses basic ecological principals to rank individual species of interest within the eastern portion of the Barry M. Goldwater Range according to predicted climate change responses and associated population declines balanced with responses expected to incur resilience or population increases. Further, specific areas of vulnerability, research needs, and management implications are identified for each species.
 

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.
 

Avon Park AFR, FL

Creating Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) to Effectively Reduce Re-infestation on Four (4) Military Bases and Surrounding Lands in Florida: Heartland CISMA/Avon Park AFR-Strategic Plan July 2010 (Legacy 09-437) (PDF)

This Strategic Plan with its goals and objectives was designed to guide the interactions of all agencies and landowners within the CISMA boundaries.
 

Sustainable Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) for Effective Management on Military Bases and Adjacent Lands across Florida: MONITORING REPORT (FY11 Photo Monitoring conducted on FY10 Control Projects), 2011 (Legacy 11-437): (PDF)

This FY11 Monitoring Report details the invasive species management and restoration efforts on and adjacent to installations within the CISMA. This includes the following five (5) Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) and military installations involved in this project: Six Rivers CISMA (Eglin AFB), Apalachicola Regional Stewardship Alliance (Tyndall AFB), East Central Florida CISMA (Patrick/Canaveral AFB), Heartland CISMA (Avon Park AFR), and the Florida Keys CISMA (NAS Key West).
 

Camp Blanding ANG, FL

Creating Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) to Effectively Reduce Re-infestation on Four (4) Military Bases and Surrounding Lands in Florida: First Coast IWG/Camp Blanding Army National Guard -Strategic Plan July 2010 (Legacy 09-437) (PDF)

The First Coast Invasive Working Group (FCIWG) was established in December 2006 to work across federal, state, local, and private lands for invasive species management. This plan includes Camp Blanding ANG. This Strategic Plan with its goals and objectives was designed to guide the interactions of all agencies and landowners within the CISMA boundaries.
 

CAMP BOWIE, TX

Predictive Modeling of Landbird Populations (Legacy 03-103) (PDF)

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC

Coastal Goldenrod: Management Guidelines For Species At Risk On Department Of Defense Installations-April 2004 Report (Legacy 03-154) (PDF)

This report characterizes Solidago villosicarpa, A Species at Risk and how to manage for it.
 

Species at Risk on Department of Defense Installations in the Carolinas (Legacy 07-348) (PDF)

This project identifies priority habitat areas for Species at Risk (SAR) likely to be found on military reservations in the Carolinas, and identified thirteen species at risk for evaluation. These species occur in and around military installations on Onslow Bight in North Carolina and/or in the vicinity of Fort Jackson in South Carolina. Three of the thirteen species were targeted for habitat modeling that includes the mimic glass lizard, northern pine snake, and the southern hognose snake. Basic habitat and threat information, resource management guidelines, and recommendations for future modeling are included for the remaining SAR.
 

Marine Corps - Camp Lejeune, North Carolina: Multiple-Use Issues Associated With INRMP Development (PPT)

Mr. John Townson, Camp Lejeune Wildlife Section
 

Guide to Inventory and Monitoring of Amphibians on Dare Co. Bombing Range, Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC (PDF)

Provides identification information on larval and adult life history stages of most commonly seen amphibians on these installations in NC. Also includes methodologies for NRMs to employ to gather data on amphibian species.
 

Monitoring and Management of a Sensitive Resource: A Landscape Level Approach With Amphibians Final Report 2000 (Legacy 99-1867) (PDF)

This document provides identification information on larval and adult life history stages of the most common amphibians on USAF Dare County Bombing Range, USMC Cherry Point Air Station and the USMC Camp Lejeune during the year 2000 study period.
 

Monitoring and Management of a Sensitive Resource: A Landscape-level Approach with Amphibians Final Report FY 99 (Legacy 99-1867) (PDF)

March 2000. This document provides identification information on larval and adult life history stages for the most common amphibians on 3 installations in NC during the 1999 study period.
 

Camp Navajo, AZ

Legacy Bird Species at Risk Monitoring in and around Camp Navajo and the Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station, AZ Final Report, October, 2010 (07-344) (PDF)

Two Department of Defense installations, Camp Navajo Army Depot and Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station are located approximately 10 miles west of Flagstaff, Arizona. This study focused on determining the effects of forest thinning on Cordilleran and Olive-sided Flycatchers, and other bird species as to inform proper management to prevent further listing of wildlife residing on DOD properties. The report provides management recommendations to guide the conservation efforts for these priority bird species within the project area, while preserving the military mission for both installations.
 

CAMP PENDLETON, CA

Predictive Modeling of Landbird Populations (Legacy 03-103) (PDF)

CAMP ROBERTS, AR

Management Plan Ecoregional Conservation for the Ouachita Ecoregion Arkansas and Oklahoma (Legacy 03-179) (PDF)

This document consists of background information, habitat description, an assessment of ecological threats and stresses analysis with management prescriptions for habitat in the Ouachita Highlands of Arkansas and Oklahoma, which include Little Rock Air Force Base, Fort Chaffee, and Camp Robinson.
 

CAMP ROBINSON, AR

Modeling Overwintering Survival of Declining Landbirds: 2004-05 Annual Report Monitoring Avian Winter Survival (MAWS) Program for 4 DoD Installations in the Southeastern U.S. (Legacy 04-186) (PDF)

Management Plan Ecoregional Conservation for the Ouachita Ecoregion Arkansas and Oklahoma (Legacy 03-179) (PDF)

This document consists of background information, habitat description, an assessment of ecological threats and stresses analysis with management prescriptions for habitat in the Ouachita Highlands of Arkansas and Oklahoma, which include Little Rock Air Force Base, Fort Chaffee, and Camp Robinson.
 

CHERRY POINT MARINE CORPS BASE, NC

Predictive Modeling of Landbird Populations (Legacy 03-103) (PDF)

Guide to Inventory and Monitoring of Amphibians on Dare Co. Bombing Range, Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC (PDF)

Provides identification information on larval and adult life history stages of most commonly seen amphibians on these installations in NC. Also includes methodologies for NRMs to employ to gather data on amphibian species.
 

Monitoring and Management of a Sensitive Resource: A Landscape Level Approach With Amphibians Final Report 2000 (Legacy 99-1867) (PDF)

This document provides identification information on larval and adult life history stages of the most common amphibians on USAF Dare County Bombing Range, USMC Cherry Point Air Station and the USMC Camp Lejeune during the year 2000 study period.
 

Monitoring and Management of a Sensitive Resource: A Landscape-level Approach with Amphibians Final Report FY 99 (Legacy 99-1867) (PDF)

March 2000. This document provides identification information on larval and adult life history stages for the most common amphibians on 3 installations in NC during the 1999 study period.
 

Species at Risk on Department of Defense Installations in the Carolinas - Final Report October 2010 (Legacy 07-348) (PDF)

This project identifies priority habitat areas for Species at Risk (SAR) likely to be found on military reservations in the Carolinas, and identified thirteen species at risk for evaluation. These species occur in and around military installations on Onslow Bight in North Carolina and/or in the vicinity of Fort Jackson in South Carolina. Three of the thirteen species were targeted for habitat modeling that includes the mimic glass lizard, northern pine snake, and the southern hognose snake. Basic habitat and threat information, resource management guidelines, and recommendations for future modeling are included for the remaining SAR.
 

CRANE NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER, IN

Predictive Modeling of Landbird Populations (Legacy 03-103) (PDF)

DARE CO BOMBING RANGE, NC

Guide to Inventory and Monitoring of Amphibians on Dare Co. Bombing Range, Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC (PDF)

Provides identification information on larval and adult life history stages of most commonly seen amphibians on these installations in NC. Also includes methodologies for NRMs to employ to gather data on amphibian species.
 

Monitoring and Management of a Sensitive Resource: A Landscape Level Approach With Amphibians Final Report 2000 (Legacy 99-1867) (PDF)

This document provides identification information on larval and adult life history stages of the most common amphibians on USAF Dare County Bombing Range, USMC Cherry Point Air Station and the USMC Camp Lejeune during the year 2000 study period.
 

Monitoring and Management of a Sensitive Resource: A Landscape-level Approach with Amphibians Final Report FY 99 (Legacy 99-1867) (PDF)

March 2000. This document provides identification information on larval and adult life history stages for the most common amphibians on 3 installations in NC during the 1999 study period.
 

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, AZ

Migratory linkages of Burrowing Owls on DoD Installations and Adjacent Lands: Where do Owls Breeding on DoD Installations in the Southwestern U.S. Spend the Winter? (Legacy 05 and 06-243) (PDF)

This report details progress during 2005-2006 on project that seeks to locate Burrowing Owl nests on Department of Defense installations throughout the western U.S., determine the migratory linkages and connectivity of Burrowing Owl populations on DoD installations and adjacent lands, Determine where Burrowing Owls nesting on DoD installations and adjacent lands spend the winter, and estimate the extent to which individual owls move among populations, both among DoD installations and between DoD installations and lands managed by other entities.
 

DUGWAY PROVING GROUND,UT

Department of Defense Strategy to Support a Multi-Agency Bat Conservation Initiative Within the State of Utah (Legacy 07-346) (PDF)

This report details how this project has consolidated the majority of known collected bat data in the state of Utah. A web-based geodatabase has been created to allow entry, storage, and queries of old, new and future data for any and all contributing partners and land managers. U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) and the UDWR led this effort - coordinating with the Utah Bat Conservation Cooperative (UBCC) that consists of 14 other federal, state and private stakeholders - to expand the current bat knowledge in the state from just over 2,300 records to over 21,000 bat records, a 900% increase. Includes a numerous appendices including a Bat key, maps, inventory, and more.
 

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, TX

Native Pollinator and Native Plant Demonstration Project (PDF)

Discusses native pollinators, threats to pollinators and details a restoration demonstration project on Dyess AFB, Abilene, TX. Includes lessons learned.
 

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, FL

Determining Marine Migration Patterns and Behavior of Gulf Sturgeon in the Gulf of Mexico off of Eglin Air Force Base - Technical Report September 2010 (Legacy 09-428) (PDF)

This project was to utilize acoustic tracking technology to elucidate Gulf sturgeon behavior in the Gulf of Mexico critical habitat of Northwest Florida. The combined efforts of the 2008 Pilot Study and the 2009 Legacy Study have allowed Eglin to determine Gulf sturgeon presence and movement patterns within critical habitat areas surrounding Eglin Air Force Base. Other important topics addressed in this report include movement patterns of Gulf sturgeon from different river systems, identification of potential hot spots within the Gulf of Mexico portion of the study area, river fidelity of the Gulf sturgeon in this sample, and level of performance of the acoustic technology utilized in this study in a harsh marine environment.
 

Utilizing CISMAs to Effectively Reduce Re-infestation of Invaders on six (6) Military Bases and Adjacent Lands in Florida - Phase I Monitoring Report for Eglin AFB January 2011 (Legacy 10-437) (PDF)

This report details the efforts from mid-March 2010 until mid-may 2010 by EST members in treating Eglin reservation lands for invasive species infestations using mechanical and chemical methods. Targeted species included Chinese Tallow (Sapium sebiferum), Lantana (Lantana camara), Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin), and Japanese Climbing Fern (Lygodium japonicum).
 

Florida Bog Frog: Management Guidelines For Species At Risk On Department Of Defense Installations (PDF)

This report characterizes The Florida bog frog, Rana okaloosae, A Species at Risk and how to manage for it.
 

Creating Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) to Effectively Reduce Re-infestation on Four (4) Military Bases and Surrounding Lands in Florida: Six Rivers CISMA/Eglin AFB-Strategic Plan July 2010 (Legacy 09-437) (PDF)

Six Rivers CISMA is a partnership of public and private agencies and landowners from across nine Florida and Alabama counties. Alabama counties include Baldwin, Convington and Escambia. Florida counties include Escambia, Holmes, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, and Washington. This CISMA includes Eglin Air Force Base, FL. This Strategic Plan with its goals and objectives was designed to guide the interactions of all agencies and landowners within the CISMA boundaries.
 

PowerPoint Presentation: Determining Marine Movement and Behavior of the Gulf Sturgeon in the Gulf Sturgeon Critical Habitat of the Gulf Testing and Training Range and Santa Rosa Island Complex (Legacy 09-428) (PDF)

This presentation details a project to utilize acoustic tracking technology to elucidate Gulf sturgeon behavior in the Gulf of Mexico critical habitat of Northwest Florida.
 

Ecological Correlates of Red-Cockaded Woodpecker (PICOIDES BOREALIS) Foraging Preference, Habitat Use and Home Range Size in Northwest Florida (EGLIN AFB) (DOC)

Development of Mission Avoidance Zones in the Eglin Gulf Test and Training Range - Report January 2006 (Legacy 05-270): (PDF)

This report discusses the development of a preliminary computer model to help establish mission avoidance zones in the Eglin Gulf Test and Training Range, an overwater range at Eglin AFB. These zones are being developed to protect marine mammals from impacts resulting from military activities.
 

Actions to Abate Critical Threats, such as Encroachment and Invasive Species, Using GIS and Conservation Area Planning Across the Gulf Coastal Plain Ecosystem Partnership (GCPEP) Landscape Annual Report (Legacy 05-280) (PDF)

December 2006. This report details the goals and accomplishments during Phase I of this two-year project, which focuses on the initial development of this GIS database and incorporating this database into an updated GCPEP Conservation Area Plan in FL, which includes Eglin AFB. Appendices include invasive species information, a variety of resource maps and project site information.
 

Development of Mission Avoidance Zones in the Eglin Gulf Test and Training Range - Literature/Results Review, November 2005 (Legacy 05-270) (PDF)

Fact Sheet: Inventory and Prioritization of Impaired Sites in the Yellow River Watershed (Legacy 09-432) (PDF)

Inventory and Prioritization of Impaired Sites in the Yellow River Watershed in Alabama and Florida - Final Report, November 2011 (Legacy 09-432) (PDF)

The Yellow River is a biologically diverse blackwater river which flows through Alabama and Florida into Pensacola Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Historically a relatively undisturbed system, it is increasingly impacted by human population growth and development. The Yellow River Basin has been identified as a conservation priority by the Eglin Air Force Base, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the states of Alabama and Florida, and The Nature Conservancy. This project assessed 208 miles of river and identified areas contributing to habitat degradation and impairment in the Yellow River Basin as an initial step in conserving and restoring natural function and biodiversity throughout the system. This document inventories and assesses habitat degradation within the river corridor and at unpaved road crossings throughout the basin, summarizes impacts and restoration potential at each impaired location, and developed a prioritized basin restoration plan for implementing conservation and restoration efforts. While specific to the Yellow River Basin, the general recommendations and methods may be applicable to other major river watersheds.
 

Inventory and Prioritization of Impaired Sites in the Yellow River Watershed in Alabama and Florida - Appendices to Final Report, November 2011 (Legacy 09-432) (PDF)

Sustainable Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) for Effective Management on Military Bases and Adjacent Lands across Florida: MONITORING REPORT (FY11 Photo Monitoring conducted on FY10 Control Projects), 2011 (Legacy 11-437) (PDF)

This FY11 Monitoring Report details the invasive species management and restoration efforts on and adjacent to installations within the CISMA. This includes the following five (5) Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) and military installations involved in this project: Six Rivers CISMA (Eglin AFB), Apalachicola Regional Stewardship Alliance (Tyndall AFB), East Central Florida CISMA (Patrick/Canaveral AFB), Heartland CISMA (Avon Park AFR), and the Florida Keys CISMA (NAS Key West).
 

FALLON NAVAL AIR STATION, NV

DDT Contamination of Migrating Birds Using White-Faced Ibis as an Indicator Species (Legacy 03-1875) (PDF)

This document summarizes a project that investigated the source of DDE/DDT contamination on the wintering grounds of the White-faced Ibis in California and Mexico and verified that nesting sites on NAS Fallon, NV were not the sources of contamination.
 

FORT AP HILL, VA

Nutrient Trading Workshop After Action Report (PDF)

The workshop was designed to determine the feasibility of and lay the groundwork for the implementation of a pilot water quality nutrient credit trading project within the current ACUB at Fort A.P. Hill to protect the intended training operations and avoid costs to the Army. The team invited a carefully selected group of professionals and local stakeholders to share information on the most up-to-date NPS BMPs, NPS-to-PS trading, and PS-to-PS trading.
 

Predictive Modeling of Landbird Populations (Legacy 03-103) (PDF)

FORT BELVOIR, VA

Predictive Modeling of Landbird Populations (Legacy 03-103) (PDF)

FORT BENNING,GA

Species at Risk Final Report (Legacy 04-154) (PDF)

Georgia Species at Risk Project-June 2009 Final Report (04-154): The primary objective of the of project was to map potential habitats for Species at Risk at Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, Townsend Bombing Range, Robins Air Force Base, Fort Stewart, and Kings Bay Submarine Base, both on the bases themselves and within buffer zones, and to identify management activities that might benefit these species/habitats. This report presents a set of management recommendations for Species at Risk and their associated habitats, especially at the Ecological Systems level.
 

Modeling Overwintering Survival of Declining Landbirds: 2004-05 Annual Report Monitoring Avian Winter Survival (MAWS) Program for 4 DoD Installations in the Southeastern U.S. (Legacy 04-186) (PDF)

Fort Bragg, NC

Fact Sheet: The North Carolina Sandhills Weed Management Area: Facilitating Regional, Invasive Species Management Partnerships Among DoD and Neighboring Land Stewards (Legacy 06-334) (PDF)

This 3 page fact sheet details a project that formed the Weed Management Area (WMA) partnership of Federal, State and local government agencies, as well as, individuals, and various interested groups that cooperatively manage non-native invasive plant species (NIS) in the NC Sandhills. The fact sheet summarizes the project objectives and accomplishments to date.
 

Fact Sheet: The North Carolina Sandhills Weed Management Area: Sharing DoD Invasive Plant Species Management Strategies with Installation Neighbors (PDF)

Legacy Project #: 07-334 Summarizes the objectives and accomplishments of this project to assist NCSWMA implementing regional invasive plant management strategies at Fort Bragg and Camp Mackall, North Carolina.
 

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.
 

The North Carolina Sandhills Weed Management Area: Strategic Plan (Legacy 06-334) (PDF)

This document outlines a strategic plan that defines a structure, recommends a membership recruitment strategy, and identifies goals and actions for the North Carolina Sandhills Weed Management Area over a 5 year period.
 

Modeling Overwintering Survival of Declining Landbirds: 2004-05 Annual Report Monitoring Avian Winter Survival (MAWS) Program for 4 DoD Installations in the Southeastern U.S. (Legacy 04-186) (PDF)

An Inventory of the Significant Natural Areas of Hoke County, North Carolina - September 2004 (PDF)

Fort Carson, CO

Round-leaf Four-O'clock: Management Guidelines For Species At Risk On Department Of Defense Installations - Report, September 2004 (Legacy 03-154) (PDF)

This report characterizes the Round-leaf four-o'clock (Oxybaphus rotundifolius), a Species at Risk and how to manage for it.
 

Fort Chaffee, AR

Management Plan Ecoregional Conservation for the Ouachita Ecoregion Arkansas and Oklahoma (Legacy 03-179) (PDF)

This document consists of background information, habitat description, an assessment of ecological threats and stresses analysis with management prescriptions for habitat in the Ouachita Highlands of Arkansas and Oklahoma, which include Little Rock Air Force Base, Fort Chaffee, and Camp Robinson.
 

Modeling Overwintering Survival of Declining Landbirds: 2004-05 Annual Report Monitoring Avian Winter Survival (MAWS) Program for 4 DoD Installations in the Southeastern U.S. (Legacy 04-186) (PDF)

FORT CUSTER TRAINING CENTER,MI

Prescribed Burns and Their Effects on Threatened and Endangered Species With Emphasis on the Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene C. Carolina (Legacy 05-271) (PDF)

This report summarizes preliminary findings from year one of field studies on the ecology of the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene c. carolina) on the Fort Custer Training Center (FCTC) in south central Michigan. This study was initiated to investigate the impacts of prescribed burning on resident herpetofaunal populations by examining patterns of movement and habitat use of the Eastern Box Turtle using radiotelemetry. This report provides a discussion of data collected to date, as well as management recommendations intended to promote the conservation of the Eastern Box Turtle, as well as other herpetofaunal species found on the FCTC, including those that are listed as threatened and endangered such as the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake (Sistrurus c. catenatus), Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata), and Blandings Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii).
 

Fort Gordon, GA

Species at Risk Final Report (Legacy 04-154) (PDF)

Georgia Species at Risk Project-June 2009 Final Report (04-154): The primary objective of the of project was to map potential habitats for Species at Risk at Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, Townsend Bombing Range, Robins Air Force Base, Fort Stewart, and Kings Bay Submarine Base, both on the bases themselves and within buffer zones, and to identify management activities that might benefit these species/habitats. This report presents a set of management recommendations for Species at Risk and their associated habitats, especially at the Ecological Systems level.
 

FORT HOOD, TX

Predictive Modeling of Landbird Populations (Legacy 03-103) (PDF)

Army - Fort Hood, Texas: General Case Study of Land Use Impacts on an Installation and how the INRMP can Help (PPT)

Mr. William Woodson, Army Staff, Office of the Director of Environmental Programs and Mr. Dennis Herbert, Natural Resources Branch Chief, Fort Hood
 

FORT HUACHUCA, AZ

Linking Science and Policy Through an Adaptive Management Approach: The San Pedro River - Long Range Five Year Planning Document 2007 - 2011 (Legacy 05-250) (PDF)

This strategic plan is to identify and prioritize projects, policies and programs to meet the Partnership's mission to meet the long-term water needs of the Sierra Vista Sub-watershed by achieving sustainable yield of the regional aquifer by 2011 and beyond to: 1) preserve the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA), and 2) ensure the long-term viability of Fort Huachuca.
 

An Assessment of Vulnerability of Threatened, Endangered, and At-Risk Species to Climate Change at Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Final Report, August 2010 (Legacy 09-433) (PDF)

This assessment uses basic ecological principals to rank individual TER-S species within the Fort Huachuca region according to predicted climate change responses and associated population declines balanced with responses expected to incur resilience or population increases. Further, specific areas of vulnerability, research needs, and management implications as related to climate change are identified for each species.
 

San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area Water Needs Study Info For Decision-Makers (Legacy 03-198) (PDF)

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.
 

Alternative Futures for the Upper San Pedro River Basin Arizona, U.S.A., and Sonora, Mexico (PDF)

FORT KNOX, KY

Predictive Modeling of Landbird Populations (Legacy 03-103) (PDF)

FORT LEAVENWORTH, KS

Predictive Modeling of Landbird Populations (Legacy 03-103) (PDF)

FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO

Cultural and Biological Survey of Caves at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri - 2004 (PDF)

Predictive Modeling of Landbird Populations (Legacy 03-103) (PDF)

Joint Base Lewis McCord, WA

Guidelines for Establishing Nursery and Nursery Beds: A Management Plan - Final, February 2012 (Legacy 09-326) (PDF)

The ultimate goal of this project is to improve prairie quality at the landscape level by implementing prairie management and restoration actions that have a primary emphasis on recovering the Federal Candidates and other rare species throughout the SPS, and restoring native plant biodiversity on Fort Lewis' prairies The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) Shotwell's Landing Nursery, which was largely established with Legacy funds is now fully developed and running at full capacity for both seed and plug production. This project is also to serve as a demonstration that other installations can follow and duplicate for themselves. This report details the steps for continuing the management of the nursery and seed plots.
 

Fact Sheet: Strategy for the Cooperative Recovery of Rare Species Affecting Training Ranges (Legacy 06-213) (PDF)

Fort Lewis Legacy Project: Integrating the National Environmental Policy Act With Environmental Management System Through Geographic Information System (Legacy 05-284) (PDF)

August 2006. This report diagrams the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) baseline process at Fort Lewis and develops a model process that integrated the NEPA process, the Environmental Management System and Sustainability goals of the installation through GIS tools.
 

Conservation Resources for Prairie and Oak Woodland Landowners Brochure (The Nature Conservancy) (PDF)

In support of Legacy Project: Strategy for the Cooperative Recovery of Rare Species Affecting Training Ranges (with the primary objective to preclude the need for listing of species under the ESA of federal candidate species that occur on the grasslands of Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base by promoting cooperative ecosystem recovery) this brochure gives valuable information to the public regarding conservation of prairies in the pacific northwest and incentives available for conservation efforts.
 

FORT RILEY, KS

Implementing Rotational Partial Rest/Patch-Burn Grazing in the Flint Hills, Kansas (Legacy 03-188) (PDF)

Protect significant biological systems (tallgrass prairie) and species (emphasis on grassland birds), and establish programs for the restoration and rehabilitation of altered or degraded habitats near Fort Riley
 

Predictive Modeling of Landbird Populations (Legacy 03-103) (PDF)

Hawthorne Army Depot, NV

Demonstration Project: Fire Regime Condition Class (FRCC) Mapping at Mount Grant, Hawthorne Army Depot - Final Report, May 2005 (Legacy 01-102) (PDF)

The Great Basin Conservation Initiative is a collaborative effort between DoD and The Nature Conservancy to address conservation planning, strategy development, and implementation on priority areas within the 72 million acre Great Basin ecoregion. In 2003, Hawthorne Army Depot, a 147,236 acres military installation located in the western Great Basin, developed conservation strategies for an identified conservation area in the southern Wassuk Range. In late 2003, Hawthorne Army Depot agreed to move forward with a demonstration project, funded by the DoD Legacy Program, which would map fire regime condition classes of Mount Grant’s landscape to prioritize areas for hazardous fuels reduction.
 

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, WAKE ATOLL

Fact Sheet: Conservation of Indigenous Birds on Wake Atoll (Legacy 01-134) (DOC)

This document summarizes a project dealing with the removal and eradication of feral cats on Wake Atoll (Marshall Islands, Micronesia) in order to preserve the indigenous birds whose numbers were declining due to heavy predation by numerous feral cats.
 

Annotated checklist of the fishes of Wake Atoll (DOC)

This paper lists a total of 309 fishes from 64 families from Wake Atoll, located in the North Pacific Ocean. The first published account of the fishes of Wake listed 106 species in 31 families and this paper added 116 additional fish species records and included 24 new family records.
 

HOLLOMAN AFB, NM

Early Detection of Invasive Plant Species on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico (Legacy 06-312) (PDF)

The goal of this research was to evaluate the efficacy of using remotely sensed and GIS data as tools to support early detection of invasive plants on Holloman Air Force Base (HAFB), NM. The proof-of-concept approach was to first create inductive models of potential invasive species habitat based on known plant occurrences on HAFB and then create spatial models of distributional pathways on HAFB, and conducted a risk assessment that allows for prioritizing areas for conservation efforts.
 

JEFFERSON PROVING GROUND, IN

Predictive Modeling of Landbird Populations (Legacy 03-103) (PDF)

Key West NAS, FL

Creating Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) to Effectively Reduce Re-infestation on Four (4) Military Bases and Surrounding Lands in Florida: Keys ISTF/ Naval Air Station Key West -Strategic Plan July 2010 (Legacy 09-437) (PDF)

This Strategic Plan with its goals and objectives was designed to guide the interactions of all agencies and landowners within the CISMA boundaries.
 

Sustainable Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) for Effective Management on Military Bases and Adjacent Lands across Florida: MONITORING REPORT (FY11 Photo Monitoring conducted on FY10 Control Projects), 2011 (Legacy 11-437): (PDF)

This FY11 Monitoring Report details the invasive species management and restoration efforts on and adjacent to installations within the CISMA. This includes the following five (5) Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) and military installations involved in this project: Six Rivers CISMA (Eglin AFB), Apalachicola Regional Stewardship Alliance (Tyndall AFB), East Central Florida CISMA (Patrick/Canaveral AFB), Heartland CISMA (Avon Park AFR), and the Florida Keys CISMA (NAS Key West).
 

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, NM

Migratory linkages of Burrowing Owls on DoD Installations and Adjacent Lands: Where do Owls Breeding on DoD Installations in the Southwestern U.S. Spend the Winter? (Legacy 05 and 06-243) (PDF)

This report details progress during 2005-2006 on project that seeks to locate Burrowing Owl nests on Department of Defense installations throughout the western U.S., determine the migratory linkages and connectivity of Burrowing Owl populations on DoD installations and adjacent lands, Determine where Burrowing Owls nesting on DoD installations and adjacent lands spend the winter, and estimate the extent to which individual owls move among populations, both among DoD installations and between DoD installations and lands managed by other entities.
 

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, VA

Presentation: Assessing BASH Risk Potential of Migrating and Breeding Osprey in the Mid Atlantic Chesapeake Bay Region (PDF)

This PowerPoint presentation gives the project background, banding of the osprey on Langley AFB and preliminary data analysis. Contains great images.
 

Fact Sheet: Assessing BASH Risk Potential of Migrating and Breeding Osprey in the Mid-Atlantic Chesapeake Bay Region, Capture and Marking Techniques (PDF)

This fact sheet describes the materials, procedure, application, and results of Osprey captured and marked as part of the Assessing BASH Risk Potential of Migrating and Breeding Osprey in the Mid-Atlantic Chesapeake Bay Region project. This is a collaborative multi-agency effort where breeding adults and nestlings were live-captured, fitted with satellite transmitters, and released from nest locations surrounding Langley Air Force Base in the Back River on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay of Virginia.
 

Assessing and Reducing BASH Risk Potential of Migrating Osprey (Legacy: 06/07/08-292) (PDF)

This poster details this multiyear project that results in detail spatial and temporal mapping of migrating osprey along the eastern seaboard, which will aid installations in avoiding collisions with this species.
 

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, AR

Management Plan Ecoregional Conservation for the Ouachita Ecoregion Arkansas and Oklahoma (Legacy 03-179) (PDF)

This document consists of background information, habitat description, an assessment of ecological threats and stresses analysis with management prescriptions for habitat in the Ouachita Highlands of Arkansas and Oklahoma, which include Little Rock Air Force Base, Fort Chaffee, and Camp Robinson.
 

Moody Air Force Base, GA

Grand Bay - Banks Lake Ecosystem Site Conservation Plan (PDF)

Grand Bay-Banks Lake Stewardship Partnership - Phase II (Legacy 05-158) (PDF)

November 2006. The Grand Bay-Banks Lake ecosystem is a major part of an expansive palustrine wetland complex (over 18,000 acres) in south-central Georgia in Lanier and Lowndes Counties near Valdosta. The wetland is co-owned by Moody Air Force Base (AFB); Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Grand Bay Wildlife Management. This project involved the development of preliminary hydrological and fire management plans for the area as well as a monitoring plan to track the impacts of management action or inaction on the rare species and natural communities found at GBBL. Other components of this project include mapping of current and historic vegetation at the site, and a description of the presettlement fire regime and vegetation of the GBBL area.
 

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT, MD

Predictive Modeling of Landbird Populations (Legacy 03-103) (PDF)

Naval ALF, San Clemente Island, CA

Island Fox Management Guidelines For Species At Risk On Department Of Defense September 2004 Report (Legacy 03-154) (PDF)

This report characterizes the Island fox, Urocyon littoralis, A Species at Risk and how to manage for it.
 

Spatial Ecology of the Island Fox - Final Report, July 2011 (Legacy 08-308) (PDF)

Fox densities on San Clemente and San Nicolas Island are unusually high, making this population particularly susceptible to the spread of a novel virulent disease. Furthermore, fox densities vary among habitats within each island in ways that influence home range behaviors, making it difficult to predict the outcome of a disease introduction. By use of radio collars, the goals of this project were to determine how density mediated changes in fox behaviors affect disease spread through changes in the frequency of contact among neighboring foxes, and 2) to use that information to inform a spatially explicit epidemic model which can then be used to evaluate effective monitoring, vaccination, and response strategies to minimize the impact of diseases likely to infect island foxes.
 

NAVAL BASE CORONADO,CA

Migratory linkages of Burrowing Owls on DoD Installations and Adjacent Lands: Where do Owls Breeding on DoD Installations in the Southwestern U.S. Spend the Winter? (Legacy 05 and 06-243) (PDF)

This report details progress during 2005-2006 on project that seeks to locate Burrowing Owl nests on Department of Defense installations throughout the western U.S., determine the migratory linkages and connectivity of Burrowing Owl populations on DoD installations and adjacent lands, Determine where Burrowing Owls nesting on DoD installations and adjacent lands spend the winter, and estimate the extent to which individual owls move among populations, both among DoD installations and between DoD installations and lands managed by other entities.
 

Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station, AZ

Legacy Bird Species at Risk Monitoring in and around Camp Navajo and the Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station, AZ Final Report, October, 2010 (07-344) (PDF)

Two Department of Defense installations, Camp Navajo Army Depot and Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station are located approximately 10 miles west of Flagstaff, Arizona. This study focused on determining the effects of forest thinning on Cordilleran and Olive-sided Flycatchers, and other bird species as to inform proper management to prevent further listing of wildlife residing on DOD properties. The report provides management recommendations to guide the conservation efforts for these priority bird species within the project area, while preserving the military mission for both installations.
 

NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY CUBA

Fact Sheet: Survival Rates and Productivity of Landbirds on Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Legacy 01-1715) (DOC)

WAKE ATOLL

Fact Sheet: Natural Resources Conservation and Mission Sustainability through Rat Removal on Wake Island and Applicability to other DoD Islands (Legacy 09-438) (PDF)

Ecological Monitoring Compendium 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.
 

Naval Auxiliary Air Station, San Nicolas Island

Remote Monitoring of Island Foxes (Legacy 06-308) (PDF)

This report details an innovative radio-telemetry system for monitoring San Nicolas Island foxes through a DoD Legacy funded research and demonstration project on San Nicolas Island off the coast of California. It describes monitoring efforts and accomplishments using this system, summarize the results of the first year of intensively monitoring fox survival, and develop a preliminary set of monitoring-based criteria to trigger management actions based on these results. Includes a discussion of ways in which the system can be improved and new developments to be implemented in the second year of this project.
 

Island Fox Management Guidelines For Species At Risk On Department Of Defense September 2004 Report (Legacy 03-154) (PDF)

This report characterizes the Island fox, Urocyon littoralis, A Species at Risk and how to manage for it.
 

Spatial Ecology of the Island Fox - Final Report, July 2011 (Legacy 08-308) (PDF)

Fox densities on San Clemente and San Nicolas Island are unusually high, making this population particularly susceptible to the spread of a novel virulent disease. Furthermore, fox densities vary among habitats within each island in ways that influence home range behaviors, making it difficult to predict the outcome of a disease introduction. By use of radio collars, the goals of this project were to determine how density mediated changes in fox behaviors affect disease spread through changes in the frequency of contact among neighboring foxes, and 2) to use that information to inform a spatially explicit epidemic model which can then be used to evaluate effective monitoring, vaccination, and response strategies to minimize the impact of diseases likely to infect island foxes.
 

Patrick/Canaveral AFR, FL

Sustainable Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) for Effective Management on Military Bases and Adjacent Lands across Florida: MONITORING REPORT (FY11 Photo Monitoring conducted on FY10 Control Projects) 2011 (Legacy 11-437) (PDF)

This FY11 Monitoring Report details the invasive species management and restoration efforts on and adjacent to installations within the CISMA. This includes the following five (5) Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) and military installations involved in this project: Six Rivers CISMA (Eglin AFB), Apalachicola Regional Stewardship Alliance (Tyndall AFB), East Central Florida CISMA (Patrick/Canaveral AFB), Heartland CISMA (Avon Park AFR), and the Florida Keys CISMA (NAS Key West).
 

King's Bay Submarine Base, GA

Species at Risk Final Report (Legacy 04-154) (PDF)

Georgia Species at Risk Project-June 2009 Final Report (04-154): The primary objective of the of project was to map potential habitats for Species at Risk at Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, Townsend Bombing Range, Robins Air Force Base, Fort Stewart, and Kings Bay Submarine Base, both on the bases themselves and within buffer zones, and to identify management activities that might benefit these species/habitats. This report presents a set of management recommendations for Species at Risk and their associated habitats, especially at the Ecological Systems level.
 

Robins Air Force Base, GA

Species at Risk Final Report (Legacy 04-154) (PDF)

Georgia Species at Risk Project-June 2009 Final Report (04-154): The primary objective of the of project was to map potential habitats for Species at Risk at Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, Townsend Bombing Range, Robins Air Force Base, Fort Stewart, and Kings Bay Submarine Base, both on the bases themselves and within buffer zones, and to identify management activities that might benefit these species/habitats. This report presents a set of management recommendations for Species at Risk and their associated habitats, especially at the Ecological Systems level.
 

Townsend Bombing Range, GA

Species at Risk Final Report (Legacy 04-154) (PDF)

Georgia Species at Risk Project-June 2009 Final Report (04-154): The primary objective of the of project was to map potential habitats for Species at Risk at Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, Townsend Bombing Range, Robins Air Force Base, Fort Stewart, and Kings Bay Submarine Base, both on the bases themselves and within buffer zones, and to identify management activities that might benefit these species/habitats. This report presents a set of management recommendations for Species at Risk and their associated habitats, especially at the Ecological Systems level.
 

Tyndall Air Force Base, FL

Sustainable Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) for Effective Management on Military Bases and Adjacent Lands across Florida: MONITORING REPORT (FY11 Photo Monitoring conducted on FY10 Control Projects), 2011 (Legacy 11-437): (PDF)

This FY11 Monitoring Report details the invasive species management and restoration efforts on and adjacent to installations within the CISMA. This includes the following five (5) Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) and military installations involved in this project: Six Rivers CISMA (Eglin AFB), Apalachicola Regional Stewardship Alliance (Tyndall AFB), East Central Florida CISMA (Patrick/Canaveral AFB), Heartland CISMA (Avon Park AFR), and the Florida Keys CISMA (NAS Key West).
 

Camp Mackall, NC

Fact Sheet: The North Carolina Sandhills Weed Management Area: Sharing DoD Invasive Plant Species Management Strategies with Installation Neighbors (Legacy 07-334) (PDF)

Summarizes the objectives and accomplishments of this project to assist NCSWMA implementing regional invasive plant management strategies at Fort Bragg and Camp Mackall, North Carolina.
 

Andersen Air Force Base, Guam

Brown Treesnake Report (Legacy 09-441) (PDF)

Brown Treesnake Pheromone Attractant for Assessing Large-Scale Population Control and Incipient Population Detection - Final Report, February 2013 (Legacy 09-441) Large-scale eradication of snakes in the areas surrounding military lands in Guam is the only practical approach for potentially reducing the need for snake interception efforts currently conducted in and around areas of transport. Large-scale eradication also requires methods to determine efficacy of the operation. The primary methods available for these assessments are snake traps containing a live mouse and bait tubes containing a dead mouse. A sex pheromone attractant, however, has the potential to be a more potent attractant than a food bait. The goal for this project was to determine whether the sex pheromone of the brown treesnake would be an effective tool for 1) assessing efficacy of large-scale eradication operations on Guam, and 2) detecting small newly established populations on nearby islands at risk, such as Tinian and Saipan. There is a heightened risk of inadvertently transporting the brown treesnake to other sensitive locations due to the projected expansion of military activities on Guam and associated islands. This report describes the methods and results and recommendations for further study.
 

Brown Treesnake Interdiction and Prevention of Spread - Guam, Final Plan, September 2011 (Legacy 05-238) (PDF)

The Department of Defense has made considerable annual commitments to preventing the inadvertent spread of Brown Tree Snake (BTS) via Guam’s outbound cargo network. This document summarizes current BTS control methods and strategies, locations of strategic actions for BTS containment on Guam and provides recommendations for improvement of these efforts.
 

Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, NC

Species at Risk on Department of Defense Installations in the Carolinas - Final Report, October 2010 (Legacy 07-348) (PDF)

This project identifies priority habitat areas for Species at Risk (SAR) likely to be found on military reservations in the Carolinas, and identified thirteen species at risk for evaluation. These species occur in and around military installations on Onslow Bight in North Carolina and/or in the vicinity of Fort Jackson in South Carolina. Three of the thirteen species were targeted for habitat modeling that includes the mimic glass lizard, northern pine snake, and the southern hognose snake. Basic habitat and threat information, resource management guidelines, and recommendations for future modeling are included for the remaining SAR.
 

Fort Jackson, SC

Species at Risk on Department of Defense Installations in the Carolinas - Final Report, October 2010 (Legacy 07-348) (PDF)

This project identifies priority habitat areas for Species at Risk (SAR) likely to be found on military reservations in the Carolinas, and identified thirteen species at risk for evaluation. These species occur in and around military installations on Onslow Bight in North Carolina and/or in the vicinity of Fort Jackson in South Carolina. Three of the thirteen species were targeted for habitat modeling that includes the mimic glass lizard, northern pine snake, and the southern hognose snake. Basic habitat and threat information, resource management guidelines, and recommendations for future modeling are included for the remaining SAR.
 

McEntire Joint National Guard Station, SC

Species at Risk on Department of Defense Installations in the Carolinas - Final Report, October 2010 (Legacy 07-348) (PDF)

This project identifies priority habitat areas for Species at Risk (SAR) likely to be found on military reservations in the Carolinas, and identified thirteen species at risk for evaluation. These species occur in and around military installations on Onslow Bight in North Carolina and/or in the vicinity of Fort Jackson in South Carolina. Three of the thirteen species were targeted for habitat modeling that includes the mimic glass lizard, northern pine snake, and the southern hognose snake. Basic habitat and threat information, resource management guidelines, and recommendations for future modeling are included for the remaining SAR.
 

Poinsett Range, SC

Species at Risk on Department of Defense Installations in the Carolinas-Final Report October 2010 (Legacy 07-348) (PDF)

This project identifies priority habitat areas for Species at Risk (SAR) likely to be found on military reservations in the Carolinas, and identified thirteen species at risk for evaluation. These species occur in and around military installations on Onslow Bight in North Carolina and/or in the vicinity of Fort Jackson in South Carolina. Three of the thirteen species were targeted for habitat modeling that includes the mimic glass lizard, northern pine snake, and the southern hognose snake. Basic habitat and threat information, resource management guidelines, and recommendations for future modeling are included for the remaining SAR.
 

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