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A Case Study of Coordinated Resource Management Programs at Selected Department of Defense Installations.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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The Legacy Resource Management Program, created after Congressional passage of the Defense Appropriations Act of 1991, requires a comprehensive, integrated resource management program for Department of Defense DoD installations and properties. To help meet the goals of the Legacy Program, researchers conducted an assessment of current resource programs. Objectives of this phase of the research were to 1 identify instances where natural resource and cultural resource programs have succeeded in coordinating management activities and 2 determine properties and processes that foster coordinated resource management. To meet these objectives, researchers conducted case studies of seven exemplary installationsactivities. The studies showed that understaffing, particularly for cultural resources management, is a universal problem a qualified, committed staff is considered the most important factor is establishing and maintaining a successful resources program. Inadequate funding does not inhibit coordination and project review between cultural and natural resources staffs, but it has prevented many installations from developing complete resource inventories. Strong command support and accurate information from installation resource inventories were also identified as critical factors in successful resource management.
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