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Title: Threatened and endangered species team approach - USACE Southeastern Region opportunity assessment working meeting : advancing cost-efficient and effective Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance and mission sustainability through Engineering With Nature (EWN) and ESA Section 7(a)(1) conservation plans
Authors: Brown, Jennifer G.
Fischer, Richard A., Jr., 1964-
Banks, Cynthia J.
Keywords: Environmental protection
Environmental management
Endangered species
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Note (Engineering With Nature Program (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/TN EWN-19-1
Abstract: This document summarizes the major activities and findings of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) working meeting entitled “Threatened and Endangered Species Team Approach - USACE Southeastern Region Opportunity Assessment Working Meeting: Advancing Cost-Efficient and Effective Endangered Species Act (ESA) Compliance and Mission Sustainability through Engineering With Nature (EWN) and ESA Section 7(a)(1) Conservation Plans.” The facilitated working meeting was held 3–4 September 2014 and was hosted by Ms. Susan Whittington and Mr. Dylan Davis of the USACE, South Atlantic Division in Atlanta, Georgia. The USACE Threatened and Endangered Species Team (TEST) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 4 (USFWS) cooperatively supported the organization of the meeting towards the overarching goal of advancing a strategic and more systematic approach to ESA compliance and mission execution in a manner that simultaneously produces benefits for species, increases operational flexibility, and results in long-term cost and time savings. The USACE TEST initiatives are coordinated by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and are sponsored by the USACE Dredging Operations Environmental Research (DOER) program. The 30 meeting participants included representatives from USACE Headquarters, USACE Operations and Planning in three Divisions (South Atlantic, Mississippi Valley, Southwest) and seven Districts from the southeastern U.S. (Charleston, Savannah, Jacksonville, Mobile, Nashville, Memphis, and Galveston), ERDC, and USFWS Region 4 Headquarters and Field Offices. The working meeting included technical presentations, group breakout sessions, and facilitated discussions on a broad range of topics associated with USACE and USFWS threatened and endangered species (TES) achievements and challenges, employing ESA Section 7(a)(1), and the opportunities for EWN and ESA Section 7(a)(1) to advance the USACE approach.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/TN EWN-19-1
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 12 pages / 1.120 Mb
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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