Accession Number:

ADA279769

Title:

Earth Resources Stewardship at Department of Defense Installations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB

Report Date:

1994-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

184.0

Abstract:

Earth resources consist of natural phenomena of the air, land, and water and include such critical resources as wetlands, soils, groundwater, strategic minerals, oil and gas, stream flow, solar radiation, precipitation, and construction materials. These and other earth resources are not only individually irreplacable, they also play a key role in the distribution and character of biological and cultural resources. Stewardship of earth resources requires the use of state-of-the-art methods and concepts for inventory, evaluation, and management. This document serves as a guide and source book for resource managers at DoD installations to understand the scope of earth resources stewardship at-their installation. Initially, the document provides an overview of the nature, occurrence, and significance of earth resources. Methods of acquiring earth resources data and inventorying and stewardship of lithospheric, hydrospheric, and atmospheric resources are then presented. The value and use of earth resources information in the management of cultural and biological resources are discussed in terms of earth resources information required for various management issues. One of the major themes of the report is the role of earth resources information in developing and executing integrated natural and cultural resources stewardship programs. Air, GIS, Natural resource management, Atmosphere, Groundwater, Precipitation, Climate, Hydrosphere, Soils, Earth resources, Integration, Stream flow, Energy resources, Land, Wetlands, Fossils, Lithosphere, Geology, Legacy, Geomorphology, Minerals.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Humanities and History
  • Ecology
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE