Accession Number:

ADA458388

Title:

A Characterization of Land Use Trends Around the Perimeter of Military Ranges

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB

Report Date:

2006-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

173.0

Abstract:

A key concern for the Department of Defense DOD is the impact of urban encroachment on military installations and ranges. Regional competition for land, transportation, energy, water, and other resources may put the ability to use a range for essential activities at risk. The optimal use of ranges in the face of such urban encroachment, as well as changing missions, closures, and realignments requires an understanding of each ranges capabilities. This research adapted the Sustainable Installations Regional Resource Assessment SIRRA methodology to provide a scientific, quantifiable, reliable, and data-sourced system of determining vulnerability to a set of sustainability issues based on data from the surrounding regions. This methodology can be used to identify range installations most vulnerable to encroachment issues identified by the DOD Senior Readiness Oversight Committee SROC. The region surrounding each range installation is rated based on individual indicators organized by sustainability issue areas. Planners can then review those areas to identify ranges that would benefit from further study, intervention, and planning, and to develop strategic interventions to ensure the DODs ability to sustain, change, or expand mission activities at the studied sites.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE