Archived Documents

UGA Hurricane Project Final Report - Fort Stewart (Natural Resources) pdf [1.84 MB]
2016 NMFWA Annual Training Workshop OSD Policy Session Presentation ppt [20.24 MB]
Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918
DoD Policy to use Pollinator-Friendly Management Prescriptions - Request for Coordination (2014) pdf [524 KB]
Sikes Act Implementing Procedures - Clarifying the Role of USFWS and State Agencies (2014) pdf [556 KB]
The Sikes Act

The Sikes Act provides for cooperation by the Departments of the Interior and Defense with State agencies in planning, development and maintenance of fish and wildlife resources on military reservations throughout the United States.

CEQ Fact Sheet: Building Community Resilience by Strengthening America's Natural Resources and Supporting Green Infrastructure pdf [274 KB]

The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has released a fact sheet detailing the Obama Administration's new executive actions and series of private and public sector commitments that will improve the management of our natural resources in the context of a changing climate and support investment in green infrastructure.

USFWS Guidelines for Coordination on INRMPs (June 2015)
Conservation Awareness Training Video

(script-only)

Fact Sheet: Successful T and E Species Recovery (DoD/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
05-086 Fact Sheet: Department of Defense National Public Lands Day 2005 (Legacy 05-086)

This fact sheet summarizes the ongoing National Public Lands Day project accomplishments for 2005.

06-086 Fact Sheet: Department of Defense National Public Lands Day 2006 (Legacy 06-086) pdf [95 KB]
07-086 Fact Sheet: Department of Defense National Public Lands Day 2007 (Legacy 07-086) pdf [123 KB]
08-086 Fact Sheet: Department of Defense National Public Lands Day 2008 (Legacy 08-086) pdf [101 KB]
09-086 Fact Sheet: National Public Lands Day 2009 (Legacy 09-086) pdf [142 KB]
10-086 Fact Sheet: National Public Lands Day 2010 (Legacy 10-086)
11-086 Fact Sheet: National Public Lands Day 2011 (Legacy 11-086)
Department of Defense National Public Lands Day 2013 (Legacy 13-086) pdf [314 KB]
Threatened and Endangered Species on DoD Lands pdf [897 KB]
DoD Climate Change INRMP pdf [548 KB]
DoD Natural Resources Program Video WMV [97.33 MB]
Executive Order 12962 pdf [49 KB]

Recreational Fisheries.
Memorandum of June 6, 1995-Delegation of Certain Presidential Authorities Under the African Conflict Resolution Act of 1994

Executive Order 13112 pdf [53 KB]

Invasive Species

Executive Order 11988 pdf [28 KB]

Floodplain Management

Executive Order 11990 pdf [20 KB]

Protection of Wetlands

Executive Order 13186 pdf [43 KB]

Responsibilities of Federal Agencies To Protect Migratory Birds

Executive Order 13352 pdf [16 KB]

Cooperative Conservation

Sikes Act Coordination Meeting Agenda (Mar 2001)
Sikes Act Coordination Meeting List of Attendees
1997 Sikes Act Amendments Overview

Mr. Jim Van Ness, Department of Defense Associate General Counsel, Environment and Installations

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

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

Air Force - Mission/Organization/Issues

Dr. Douglas Ripley, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Natural and Cultural Resources Program Manager

USFWS Guidelines for Coordination on INRMPs (June 2015)
Army - Mission/Organization/Issues

Mr. William Woodson, Army Staff, Office of the Director of Environmental Programs

Army National Guard - Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania: INRMP Coordination for Issues Associated With National Guard Bureaus

Mr. Derek Halberg, Natural Resources Program Manager, National Guard Bureau

Endangered Species Act Issues Related to INRMPs and Workload Management (Gloman)

Ms. Nancy Gloman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chief, Office of Partnerships and Outreach

Endangered Species Act Issues Related to INRMPS and Workload Management (Morgan)

Mr. Don Morgan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Consultations

FWS Mission/Organization/Issues

Dr. Benjamin Tuggle, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chief, Division of Federal Program Activities

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

Mr. John Townson, Camp Lejeune Wildlife Section

Marine Corps - Mission/Organization/Issues

Mr. Jim Omans, Head, Natural Resource Section, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps

Navy - Mission/Organization/Issues

Mr. Joe Hautzenroder, Natural Resources Program Manager, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Headquarters

Navy - INRMP Development on Navy Installations in Southern California

Ms. Tammy Conkle, Wildlife Biologist, Navy Region Southwest and Ms. Coralie Cobb, Botanist, Southern Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command

DoD Natural Resources Program Training Workshops: Sikes Act, Sikes Act Implementation, Endangered Species Act Implementation pdf [851 KB]
Sikes Act Spreadsheet
General Concept of the INRMP Approval Process
Sikes Act Testimony, Mr. Raymond F. DuBois, Jr. to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans of the House Resources Committee - April 10, 2003 pdf [36 KB]
Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.

Endangered Species Bulletin (ESB)
Workshop Report: Assessing Species Vulnerability to Climate Change, Applying the RMRS Assessment Tool - August 2010 (Legacy 09-433) pdf [5.74 MB]

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.

SERDP Conservation CS-1333 pdf [136 KB]

Application of ROV-Based Video Technology to Complement Coral Reef Resource Mapping and Monitoring

SERDP Conservation CS-1334 pdf [306 KB]

Analysis of Biophysical, Optical and Genetic Diversity of DoD Coral Reef Communities Using Advanced Fluorescence and Molecular Biology Techniques

Acropora Fact Sheet pdf [452 KB]
DoD IYOR Support Flyer B doc [32 KB]
The Ecosystem Approach: Vol. 1 (script-only) HTM [178 KB]
The Ecosystem Approach: Vol. 2 (script-only) HTM [583 KB]
The Ecosystem Approach: Vol. 3 (script-only) HTM [888 KB]
Site Conservation Plan for the North Carolina Sandhills
Site Conservation Plan for the North Carolina Sandhills pdf [1.37 MB]
Landscaping to Attract Birds doc [68 KB]
Native Pollinator and Native Plant Demonstration Project pdf [325 KB]

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

Marine Corps - Camp Lejeune, North Carolina: Multiple-Use Issues Associated With INRMP Development ppt [5.37 MB]

Mr. John Townson, Camp Lejeune Wildlife Section

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

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.

Species at Risk on Department of Defense Installations in the Carolinas - Final Report October 2010 (Legacy 07-348) pdf [9.79 MB]

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.

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

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.

Inventory and Prioritization of Impaired Sites in the Yellow River Watershed in Alabama and Florida - Final Report, November 2011 (Legacy 09-432) pdf [5.93 MB]

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.

Predictive Modeling of Landbird Populations (Legacy 03-103)
Grand Bay-Banks Lake Stewardship Partnership - Phase II (Legacy 05-158)

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.

Predictive Modeling of Landbird Populations (Legacy 03-103)
Guidelines for Establishing Nursery and Nursery Beds: A Management Plan - Final, February 2012 (Legacy 09-326)

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.

Conservation Resources for Prairie and Oak Woodland Landowners Brochure (The Nature Conservancy) pdf [2.67 MB]

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.

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

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.

Presentation: Assessing BASH Risk Potential of Migrating and Breeding Osprey in the Mid Atlantic Chesapeake Bay Region pdf [6.28 MB]

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

Predictive Modeling of Landbird Populations (Legacy 03-103) pdf [650 KB]
Island Fox Management Guidelines For Species At Risk On Department Of Defense September 2004 Report (Legacy 03-154) pdf [547 KB]

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 [709 KB]

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.

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 [2.50 MB]

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).

Sustainable Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) for Effective Management on Military Bases and Adjacent Lands across Florida - Final Report, June 2012 (Legacy 11-437) pdf [13.21 MB]

This DoD Legacy Resource Management Program invasive non-native species pilot project, beginning in 2009 and concluding in 2012, was entered into to collectively address the threat of invasive non-native species within Florida military installation boundaries, watersheds, and on adjacent lands. In three years, this project has evolved from creating, to expanding, to sustaining Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs), proving this is an efficient and effective way to combat the threat of invasive non?native plant and animal species. This highly successful CISMA project now includes and/or supports all of the military installations and branches in Florida, regional public and private partners, and the Florida Invasive Species Partnership (FISP).

Utilizing Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) to Effectively Reduce Re-infestation of Invaders on Six (6) Military Bases and Adjacent Lands in Florida. Final Report. July 2011 (Legacy 10-437) pdf [11.80 MB]

Since 2009 The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Eglin Air Force Base (AFB)with funding from the Legacy Program has worked with military bases in Florida to establish and/or strengthen six Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs). These CISMAs help to reduce reinfestation from invasive species on six DoD bases and three service branches including: Eglin AFB, Tyndall AFB, Camp Blanding ANG, Cape Canaveral AFS/Patrick AFB Avon Park AFR and NAS Key West. This report details the development of the CISMAs, the accomplishments of each, monitoring of projects, and strategic plans for each CISMA. This report also includes a Strategic Plan Template.

Brown Treesnake Report (Legacy 09-441)

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.

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)

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.

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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.

Early Detection of Invasive Plant Species on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico (Legacy 06-312) pdf [7.12 MB]

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.

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)

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.

Brown Treesnake Interdiction and Prevention of Spread, Guam - Final Plan, September 2011 (Legacy 05-238) pdf [2.15 MB]

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.

Natural Resources Conservation and Mission Sustainability through Rat Removal on Wake Island and Applicability to other DoD Islands (Legacy 09-438) pdf [208 KB]
Fact Sheet: Creating Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) to Effectively Reduce Re-infestation on Four (4) Military Bases and Surrounding Lands in Florida (Phase I) (Legacy 09-437) pdf [451 KB]
Fact Sheet: Eliminating Invasive Introduced Species While Preserving Native Species in Coastal Meadow Habitat, a Critically Imperiled Ecosystem (Legacy 08-400) pdf [107 KB]
Secretary of Defense Natural Resources Awards pdf [115 KB]

This fact sheet summarizes the Environmental Awards program and gives highlights from the winning natural resources programs from 6 installations.

Conservation Awareness Training Video HTML [29 KB]

(script-only)

Current Conservation Issues in DoD Presentation ppt [162 KB]

by Peter Boice at the NMFWA, March 2002

Grand Bay - Banks Lake Ecosystem Site Conservation Plan pdf [2.67 MB]
Riparian Forest Buffer Panel Report, 1996 (Chesapeake Bay Program)
Riparian Forest Buffer Panel Report, 1996 (Chesapeake Bay Program) HTML [26 KB]
Integrated Natural Resources Management Planning Fact Sheet pdf [252 KB]
Sikes Act Memo Update (October 2002) pdf [49 KB]
Sikes Act Spreadsheet xls [37 KB]
Sikes Act Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (Jan 2006) pdf [2.03 MB]
Fact Sheet: Conservation Partnerships (DoD/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) pdf [659 KB]

Articles & Presentations

Article: Federal Lands and Endangered Species: The Role of Military Lands in Sustaining Biodiversity pdf [1.34 MB]

Bruce A. Stein, Cameron Scott, and Nancy Benton. This article details the findings from a Legacy study (published in BioScience, April 2008 / Vol. 58 No. 4). It explores how endangered and imperiled species are distributed across the federal estate to determine the relative stewardship responsibilities of the major federal land management agencies.

Legislation & Policy

Tools

Partners for Research and Resource Management on Military Installations HTM [114 KB]
Pamphlet: Conservation Resources for Prairie and Oak Woodland Landowners (The Nature Conservancy) pdf [405 KB]

This pamphlet briefly describes the threats and need for conservation for oak woodlands and prairie lands in the Pacific northwest, the assurances and funding opportunities open to landowners and the benefits of conservation to landowners. Also includes a useful contact list and beautiful images.

Speeches and Presentations

Endangered Species Act Issues Related to INRMPs and Workload Management (Gloman) ppt [251 KB]

Ms. Nancy Gloman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chief, Office of Partnerships and Outreach

Endangered Species Act Issues Related to INRMPS and Workload Management (Morgan) ppt [1.66 MB]

Mr. Don Morgan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Consultations

Pamphlets

Pamphlet: Conservation Resources for Prairie and Oak Woodland Landowners (The Nature Conservancy)

This pamphlet briefly describes the threats and need for conservation for oak woodlands and prairie lands in the Pacific northwest, the assurances and funding opportunities open to landowners and the benefits of conservation to landowners. Also includes a useful contact list and beautiful images.

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 [2.68 MB]

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 [44.57 MB]

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.

CRANE NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER, IN

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, TX

Native Pollinator and Native Plant Demonstration Project

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

FORT AP HILL, VA

Nutrient Trading Workshop After Action Report pdf [442 KB]

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)

Fort Bragg, NC

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

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 [4.98 MB]

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.

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

Fort Chaffee, AR

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

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 [755 KB]

Fort Gordon, GA

Species at Risk Final Report (Legacy 04-154)

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 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)

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)

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 [1.11 MB]
Workshop Report: Assessing Species Vulnerability to Climate Change: Applying the RMRS Assessment Tool - August 2010 (Legacy 09-433) pdf [5.74 MB]

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.

FORT RILEY, KS

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

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)

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)

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.

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)

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.

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, AR

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

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.

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 [5.21 MB]

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 [2.14 MB]

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.

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 [208 KB]
Ecological Monitoring Compendium on Wake Island Prior to Rat Removal, Final Technical Report, November 2011 (Legacy 09-438) pdf [2.38 MB]

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.

Robins Air Force Base, GA

Species at Risk Final Report (Legacy 04-154)

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 [7.93 MB]

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.

Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, NC

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

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)

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)

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 [9.79 MB]

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.

Tech Notes

Sustainable Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) for Effective Management on Military Bases and Adjacent Lands across Florida -Technical Note (Legacy 11-437) pdf [252 KB]

This Department of Defense (DoD) Legacy Resource Management Program invasive nonnative species project, began in 2009 and concluded in 2012. The project formed a partnership to collectively address the threat of invasive non-native species within Florida military installation boundaries, watersheds, and on adjacent lands. In three years, this project has evolved from creating, to expanding, to sustaining Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs), proving this is an efficient and effective way to combat the threat of invasive non-native plant and animal species. This technical note summarizes this effort.

Publications

Don't Let Your Cat Go AWOL! Indoor Cats Are Safe Cats pdf [2.23 MB]
Biodiversity and Conservation - Effects of a Nonnative, Invasive Lovegrass on Agave Palmeri Distribution, Abundance, and Insect Pollinator Communities (Legacy 08-411) pdf [514 KB]

Lindsay, D., et al. (2011) Effects of a nonnative, invasive lovegrass on Agave palmeri distribution, abundance, and insect pollinator communities. Biodiversity and Conservation. (Publication for Legacy 08-411 Effects of invasives on the distribution of keystone desert plants on military lands.)

Pamphlets

Conservation Resources for Prairie and Oak Woodland Landowners Brochure (The Nature Conservancy) pdf [2.67 MB]

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.

SMR Conference Posters

Quantifying Impacts Of Groundwater Withdrawal On Avian Communities In Desert Riparian Woodlands of the Southwestern U.S. pdf [1.52 MB]

A poster presentation detailing this Legacy-funded effort and presented at the 2007 Sustaining Military Readiness Conference in Orlando FL.

Pamphlets

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

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.

Speeches and Presentations

Past Workshops and Conferences

State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) and INRMP Workshop Summary, Atlanta, GA, May 9-10, 2006 pdf [10.06 MB]

This document summarizes information from the State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs) and INRMPs Workshop held in Atlanta GA on May 9th and 10th 2006. The purpose of the workshop was to bring state, military, and USFWS personnel together to integrate SWAPs and INRMPs by identifying common problems and common goals for the region. Includes state information forms (templates) from GA, FL, NC and SC.

Evaluation of State Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategies pdf [3.54 MB]

A series of workshops held to determine methods to integrate State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAP) and Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans (INRMP).

Guidance

Bald Eagle Management Guidelines

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.

List of Threatened and Endangered Species on DoD Lands (as of May 2004) pdf [23 KB]
1996 Management Guidelines for the Red-cockaded Woodpecker on Army Installations HTML [92 KB]

Success Stories

News

The Few, the Proud, the Tortoises: Marines Protect Endangered Species

By Ben Kesling. Wall Street Journal Online Edition. This article originally appeared on page A1 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal on May 14, 2013.

Tools

Legacy Tracker

The DoD Legacy Resource Management Program funds projects that protect and enhance our nation's natural and cultural heritage while supporting military readiness.