Ecosystem Services and Environmental Management and Conservation on Military Lands. Workshop Outcomes
Rept. for 15-17 Apr 2008
NATURE CONSERVANCY ARLINGTON VA
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The U.S. Department of Defense DoD requires healthy land, water, and air resources i.e. natural infrastructure to support mission readiness and success. Over the past 20 to 30 years, the military s natural infrastructure has experienced increasing pressure from threats such as urban development and pollution. At the same time, the military is required to address environmental regulations, base re-alignments, changing needs and new technologies. Consideration of ecosystem services, the benefits that people derive from functioning ecosystems, is becoming increasingly important in the expanding agenda of biodiversity conservation and in the comprehensive management of lands and waters by the Department of Defense DoD.1 The ecosystem services approach provides a comprehensive and policy relevant way of thinking about the values of lands and waters. It can help bring together information inside and outside designated-use areas.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Environmental Health and Safety