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|Management of bottomland hardwoods and deepwater swamps for threatened and endangered species
|Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (U.S.)
Fischer, Richard A., Jr., 1964-
Martin, Chester O.
Whitworth, William R.
Harper, Mary G.
|DoD military installations
Natural Resources Management
Threatened and Endangered Species
|Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Abstract: Bottomland hardwood forests (BLH) and deepwater swamps on military installations support multiple uses beyond Department of Defense (DoD) training and testing missions, including threatened and endangered species (TES) conservation, public recreation, and forest commodities production. These unique communities contain elements associated with terrestrial and aquatic systems and are important in terms of ecological functions and social value. This report documents mission-compatible strategies to manage TES and their habitats on a plant community basis, using methods that apply to multiple species and that have broad applications to military lands located throughout the southeastern United States. Known occurrences of plant and animal TES associated with BLH habitats on DoD lands are reported, in addition to known and potential impacts to the integrity of BLH communities. Management options are provided within an ecosystem-based, adaptive management context.
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