Accession Number : ADA295359

Title :   Military Training Use of National Forest Lands, Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Volume 1.

Descriptive Note : Final environmental impact statement,

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

Personal Author(s) : Balbach, Harold E. ; Price, David L. ; Whitworth, William R. ; Chawla, Manroop K. ; Schreiber, Eric R.

PDF Url : ADA295359

Report Date : JUL 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 624

Abstract : The Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau, proposes to continue Special Permit use of approximately 117,000 acres of National Forest land as an integral part of Camp Shelby, MS. This Environmental Impact Statement (ElS) discusses six alternatives, concentrating on threatened and endangered species, biodiversity, forest fragmentation, soil loss, timber supply, recreation opportunities, and the quality of life for local residents. The conclusion was that no alternative, with one exception, will jeopardize the continued existence of the gopher tortoise; that proposed erosion control measures will be adequate to control the most serious effects of soil movement; that the Forest Service would be able to integrate the proposed timber removal into their existing sales program if this removal were spread over several years; and that the military presence can coexist with civilian recreational use. The Army's preferred alternative will allow both tank gunnery and battalion tracked hide maneuvers to take place simultaneously.

Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING, *MILITARY TRAINING, *LAND AREAS, *FORESTS, CONTROL, NATIONAL GUARD, REMOVAL, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, FRAGMENTATION, EROSION, SOILS, QUALITY, TREES, LOSSES, TRACKED VEHICLES, SUPPLIES, ARMY, ENDANGERED SPECIES, LAND USE, RECREATION, FORESTRY, WOOD, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, LIVING STANDARDS, GUNNERY, MISSISSIPPI.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Forestry
      Geography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE