Accession Number : ADA336412


Title :   The 1996 Survey of Threatened and Endangered Species on Army Lands: A Summary Report.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL


Personal Author(s) : Shaw, Rachel A. ; Schrieber, Eric R. ; Hill, Alison


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a336412.pdf


Report Date : DEC 1997


Pagination or Media Count : 142


Abstract : Compared with other Federal land management agencies, the military has a large number of Federally Threatened and Endangered (T&E) species per acre on its lands. In some instances, this has resulted in conflict between T&E conservation requirements and the installation commander's ability to train soldiers and test weapons and equipment to assure readiness. Army leadership made a commitment to pursue innovative ways to manage and monitor the increasing number of T&E species on their lands. This commitment included developing a reliable and comprehensive source of T&E species information to ensure compliance with the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Army policy, and training and testing readiness. A survey was administered to installations with the potential for T&E species in November of 1996. Installations were asked about the Federally Threatened, Endangered, Proposed, and Candidate (TEPC) species known to reside on or contiguous to the installation. The survey's 50 questions focused on T&E point-of-contact information, T&E management and compliance concerns, and restrictions/impacts on the training and testing mission. Two hundred and one installations/training areas, representing ten Major Commands (MACOMs) returned surveys. This report provides the Department of Army (HQDA) and the MACOMs with summaries based on survey responses.


Descriptors :   *INSTALLATION , *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT , *HABITATS , *ENDANGERED SPECIES , *LAND USE , TEST AND EVALUATION , WEAPONS , SOURCES , POLICIES , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , LEADERSHIP , ARMY PERSONNEL , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , RELIABILITY , SURVEYS , RESPONSE , MILITARY COMMANDERS.


Subject Categories : ECOLOGY
      ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE