Environmental Assessment: Farallon De Medinilla and Tinian Military Lease Areas, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan
NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND PEARL HARBOR HI PACIFIC DIV
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The Proposed Action is to implement the INRMP for FDM and Tinian MLAs. The MLAs are located on United States Department of Defense DoD controlled lands within the CNMI that have been and arc used for military training. The Proposed Action fulfills the requirements of the Sikes Act Improvement Act SAIA 16 USC 670a et seq. and represents an ecosystem-based approach to natural resources management on the MLAs. The INRMP projects were developed in cooperation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service USFWS and the CNMI Division of Fish and Wildlife. The proposed projects focus on actions that either 1 protect threatened or endangered TE species or 2 provide additional knowledge of TE species and their habitat to enable future sound management decisions. The Proposed Action consists of projects that meet INRMP goals and objectives within four natural resource management categories Forest Management Fish and Wildlife Management Land Management and Outdoor Recreation Management and are required to meet Federal and local regulatory requirements. The approach of the NEPA analysis is programmatic, in that it evaluates alterative strategies for managing the natural resources of the FDM and Tinian MLAs. Specific projects are proposed for the Proposed Action and alternatives however, the intent is to capture overall impacts in a broad sense.
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