Accession Number : ADA491407
Title : Biological Assessment of the Effects of the Proposed Revision of the 1996 Management Guidelines for the Red-cockaded Woodpecker on Army Installations
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
Personal Author(s) : Hayden, Timothy J
Report Date : Aug 2007
Pagination or Media Count : 100
Abstract : In 1996, in an effort to meet conservation obligations under the Endangered Species Act, the Army revised earlier programmatic guidance for management of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers (RCW) on Army lands. The 1996 Management Guidelines for RCWs on Army Installations established procedures for determining installation population goals; inventory and monitoring requirements; management and forestry practices; and protective measures for RCWs and their habitat on Army lands. In the spring of 2005, the Department of Army, Office of the Director of Environmental Programs (ODEP) determined that a revision of the 1996 Army guidelines was necessary. This biological assessment determines the effects of implementing, through amendments to the Endangered Species Component of each installation's Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan, the proposed revision of the 1996 Army guidelines on RCW populations and other threatened or endangered species occurring in the action areas on Army installations.
Descriptors : *ARMY FACILITIES , *BIRDS , *ENDANGERED SPECIES , FORESTRY , CONSERVATION , MILITARY DOCTRINE , MONITORING , MILITARY STRATEGY
Subject Categories : Biology
Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE