Conserving Biodiversity on Military Lands: A Guide for Natural Resource Managers 3rd Edition

Introduction

The conservation and enhancement of biological diversity on the public’s military lands have emerged as significant components of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) overall environmental and natural resources management programs. This is due to a variety of influences, some from within the DoD and others directed by Congress. This short chapter provides a summary of three challenges that DoD natural resource managers will undoubtedly face in their work and why effective management around these and other issues require an understanding and balanced application of relevant science and policy topics.

 

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