Accession Number : ADA449166


Title :   Co-occurence of Invasive Species on Priority TES Installations


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB


Personal Author(s) : Guertin, Patrick J ; Tess, Scott


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a449166.pdf


Report Date : May 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 235


Abstract : Threatened and Endangered Species (TES) pose a significant conservation and compliance challenge for natural resources management on military lands. In FY 2003, the Army spent over $30 million dollars on TES management issues. In addition to the stewardship challenges TES represent to the Army, TES are a significant factor in the restriction of military activities on training lands and thus affect military readiness. One factor that may represent a significant threat to the Army's ability to effectively manage TES and their habitat on military lands is the presence of Non-Indigenous Species (NIS). NIS alter the structure, function, and organization of ecological systems, thereby affecting the suitability of the habitat to support endangered populations. This research documents invasive plant species that have a high probability of existing in the same geographical areas as Army installations that have populations of high priority TES. This study is limited to Army installations with current populations of the top seven high-priority, federally listed, TES.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *ARMY FACILITIES , *ENDANGERED SPECIES , ORGANIZATIONS , SKILLS , POPULATION , GEOGRAPHIC AREAS , ECOLOGY , HABITATS , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , COMBAT READINESS , OPERATIONAL READINESS , NATURAL RESOURCES


Subject Categories : Ecology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE