Accession Number:

ADA478871

Title:

DCERP Workshop Proceedings held in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina on February 10-12, 2004

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF DEFENSE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING ARLINGTON VA STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the results of a workshop sponsored by the Department of Defenses DoD Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program SERDP. With the assistance vision and leadership from Dr. Mary Barber SERDP Scientific Advisory Board Representative, the workshop sought to design an ecosystem management research program for the New River Region of North Carolina. The DoD serves as guardian for approximately 25 million acres of land, large offshore operating areas, and the surrounding airspace. DoD is responsible for protecting more threatened and endangered species TES per acre than any other federal land manager. Additionally, DoD is committed to the protection of cultural artifacts and sensitive habitats that exist on U. S. military installations. These diverse and complex systems must be managed wisely to allow for realistic military testing and training activities, while simultaneously ensuring environmental protection. Since the 1990s, DoD developed a wide range of policy guidance that established a requirement for managing ecosystems rather than single species. This approach broadens the scope from site-specific assessments to a regional, or ecosystem-based, focus. Ecosystem management is one component of DoDs ongoing effort to achieve sustainability in minimizing the impact of military training so that installations can continue to provide realistic training. Given that the U.S. military lives and trains in nearly every terrain, climate, and vegetative context across the nation, this represents a significant challenge.

Subject Categories:

  • Ecology
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE