Sikes Act Training Courses

Sikes Act Training Course Modules

The Sikes Act course is introductory in nature and highlights the importance of Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) cooperation from the developmental stage through the review stage, serving as a meeting ground for tripartite partners. By the conclusion of the course, participants have a better understanding of the Sikes Act, INRMPs, the Department of Defense's (DoD's) Natural Resources Program (NR Program), and the tripartite Memorandum of Understanding, including roles and responsibilities. The course provides multiple opportunities for questions and answers.

Sikes Act Basics:
Sikes Act Training Course Introduction pdf [512 KB]
Intoduction to DoD and the Services pdf [968 KB]
Sikes Act History and Overview pdf [522 KB]
Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans pdf [1.33 MB]
Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan Stakeholders and Their Roles pdf [2.11 MB]
 
DoD Natural Resources Program and Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan Implementation:
Encroachment pdf [1.51 MB]
Managing Threatened, Endangered, and At-Risk Species pdf [1.90 MB]
Managing Migratory Birds pdf [1.51 MB]
Partnering Tools pdf [728 KB]
DoD's Funding of Natural Resource Projects pdf [4.16 MB]

Sikes Act Implementation Training Course Modules

The Sikes Act Implementation training course is an advanced course intended for more experienced DoD natural resources managers who are charged with overseeing and implementing INRMPs at the installation level. The course clarifies the difference between reviews and revisions, includes topics such as how to monitor and track projects successfully, and offers lessons learned from case study examples. By the conclusion of the course, participants have a better understanding of INRMP preparation, including structure, content, and preparation sources; how to update and revise an INRMP; the difference between an annual review and a five-year review vs. revision; specific resources to include; and how to successfully monitor and track projects. This interactive course features experienced instructors from the natural resources community.

General Sikes Act Implementation Course:
Introduction pdf [77 KB]
Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan (INRMP) Preparation pdf [82 KB]
Sources of INRMP Preparation pdf [89 KB]
INRMP Reviews and Revisions pdf [118 KB]
INRMP Implementation Table pdf [71 KB]
Additional Resources to Address pdf [88 KB]
Acquisition and Assistance Tools pdf [71 KB]
Performance Effectiveness pdf [76 KB]
Case Studies pdf [103 KB]
Previous Sikes Act Training Courses:
Sikes Act 101 (8.2 out of 10 average course satisfaction rating):
  • NAVFAC SW Division - San Diego, CA (October 2010)
  • Sustaining Military Readiness Conference - Phoenix, AZ (August 2009)
  • Army Sustainable Ranges Program Workshop - Indianapolis, IN (July 2009)
 
Sikes Act Implementation (8.1 out of 10 average course satisfaction rating):
  • NAVFAC NW Division - Bremerton, WA (May 2012)
  • NAVFAC MidAtl - Norfolk, VA (April 2012)
  • NAVFAC SW Division - San Diego, CA (October 2010)
  • National Guard Environmental Workshop - Laramie, WY (August 2010)
  • National Military Fish and Wildlife Association Annual Meeting - Milwaukee, WI (March 2010) 
 
For specific materials from one of the courses listed above, contact DoDNatRes@bah.com.
Navy-Specific Training Courses:
The NR Program, in cooperation with the Navy, developed and successfully piloted a Navy-specific offering of the Sikes Act Implementation training course. Using a cost-sharing approach, Navy matched NR Program funds to cover course related expenses for several Navy-specific course offerings.
Previous Cost-share Training Courses:
Sikes Act Implementation (9.0 out of 10 average course satisfaction rating):
  • Navy Cost Share Course, Sikes Act Implementation - Naval District Washington (December 2012)
  • Navy Cost Share Course, Sikes Act Implementation - Florida (June 2012)
  • Navy Cost Share Course, Sikes Act Implementation - Washington (May 2012)
  • Navy Cost Share Course, Sikes Act Implementation - Virginia (April 2012)