Accession Number:

ADA638923

Title:

Final Environmental Assessment Implementation of the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan for Avon Park Air Force Range Florida

Descriptive Note:

Environmental assessment

Corporate Author:

AIR SUPPORT OPERATIONS GROUP (18TH) POPE ARMY AIRFIELD NC

Report Date:

2004-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

287.0

Abstract:

The Proposed Action involves implementation of an INRMP that includes management standards and guidelines designed to restore, enhance, and protect the health and integrity of APAFR ecosystems. Included in the INRMP would be standards for the management of wildlife and fish, forest resources, threatened and endangered species habitat, outdoor recreation, rare plant communities, wetlands, watershed protection, rangeland cattle grazing, and infrastructure. This INRMP would represent a shift away from a traditional resource program -based approach to one based on ecosystem landscape associations. Preparation and implementation of the INRMP is required by the Department of Defense DoD, Department of the Air Force AF, and the Sikes Act US Code 670a, as amended. Implementation of the INRMP will fulfill APAFRs obligation to care for the lands entrusted to it as well as to provide realistic, natural settings for military training. In addition to the Proposed Action, the Air Force evaluated two alternatives A continued use of the current INRMP the no action alternative and B conservation and restoration of native vegetation and communities.

Subject Categories:

  • Ecology
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE