The 1996 Survey of Threatened and Endangered Species on Army Lands: A Summary Report.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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Compared with other Federal land management agencies, the military has a large number of Federally Threatened and Endangered TE species per acre on its lands. In some instances, this has resulted in conflict between TE conservation requirements and the installation commanders 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 TE species on their lands. This commitment included developing a reliable and comprehensive source of TE 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 TE 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 surveys 50 questions focused on TE point-of-contact information, TE management and compliance concerns, and restrictionsimpacts on the training and testing mission. Two hundred and one installationstraining 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.
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