Accession Number : ADA302406

Title :   The Implications of Ecosystem Management for Threatened and Endangered Species Conservation by the U.S. Army.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Trame, Ann-Marie ; Tazik, David J.

PDF Url : ADA302406

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : The U.S. Army uses over 11 million acres of Federal land in its ongoing mission to maintain a ready fighting force. These lands must be managed in compliance with Federal and state environmental laws, including the Endangered Species Act (ESA). On August 8, 1994, the Department of Defense (DOD) issued a memorandum calling for implementation of an ecosystem management approach for land management on all DOD lands. The objectives of this research were to introduce the concept of ecosystem management and to provide an overview of the technical, scientific issues involved in using an ecosystem approach for conservation of threatened and endangered species (TES). Ecosystem management is a proactive, flexible, and efficient approach that can help reverse the processes that lead to declines in species populations and the resulting listing under the ESA. This information on ecosystem management is for Army policy makers and installation land managers, for whom an understanding of ecosystem management can provide additional options for natural resources management and the conservation of threatened and endangered species.

Descriptors :   *ECOSYSTEMS, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *ENDANGERED SPECIES, REQUIREMENTS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, POLICIES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MONITORING, ARMY TRAINING, NATURAL RESOURCES, ARMY FACILITIES, POPULATION, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, CONSERVATION, WETLANDS, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, HABITATS, LAND USE, FEDERAL LAW.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE