Accession Number : ADA322086

Title :   Biological Assessment of the Effects of the Proposed Revision of the 1994 'Management Guidelines for the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker on Army Installations'.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Hayden, Timothy J.

PDF Url : ADA322086

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 172

Abstract : This biological assessment evaluates the effects on threatened or endangered species of implementing the proposed revision to the 1994 'Management Guidelines for the Red-cockaded Woodpecker (RCW) on Army Installations' in compliance with Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, as amended. These Department of the Army guidelines provide programmatic guidance for managing RCW populations and habitats on Army installations. This assessment determines that, based on available knowledge, implementing the proposed revision may affect the endangered RCW. Although some individual RCWs and habitat may be subject to greater training activity and resulting disturbance under the proposed revision, this programmatic guidance, when implemented, is expected to stabilize and expand RCW populations on Army installations where this guidance is implemented. This assessment determines that implementation of the proposed revision will have no adverse effect on other listed species considered in this assessment. Fully implemented, it is anticipated the proposed revision will meet conservation objectives for the RCW, assist species recovery, fulfill regulatory requirements of the ESA, and alleviate current restrictions on Army training.

Descriptors :   *ARMY FACILITIES, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *ENDANGERED SPECIES, *BIRDS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES, ARMY TRAINING, POPULATION, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, ETHICS, HABITATS, LAND USE, WILDLIFE.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Ecology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE