Accession Number : ADA244234

Title :   Legacy Resource Management Program.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Feb-30 Sep 91.

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Report Date : SEP 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 168

Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) is the steward for about 25 million acres of land in the United States. These lands possess an irreplaceable collection of natural and cultural resources. These are national treasures to which all Americans are heir -- the legacy of each generation to those who follow. In 1991, Congress and DoD elevated the stewardship of natural and cultural resources to a new level of priority with enactment of the Legacy Management Program. The FY 91 DoD Appropriation Act included $10 million to establish Legacy. Legacy's purpose is to promote, manage, research, conserve,and restore the priceless biological, geophysical, cultural, and historical resources which exist on public lands, facilities or property held by the Department of Defense. The Legacy challenge is to develop techniques to enhance the management, conservation, and proactive stewardship of resources at the installation level, and at the same time , unify and integrate these efforts among the military services, scientific disciplines, and geographic regions. This report describes Legacy's progress during its first year.

Descriptors :   CONGRESS, CULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, GEOGRAPHIC AREAS, HISTORY, INSTALLATION, LAND USE, MANAGEMENT, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), NATURAL RESOURCES, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, RESOURCES, UNITED STATES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Humanities and History
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE