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Title: Index of available research on military impacts optimal allocation of land for training and non-training uses
Authors: University of Arizona. School of Natural Resources.
Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
United States. Department of the Army. Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management.
Ricci, Marcus E.
Dain-Owens, Anne P.
Anderson, Alan B.
Jones, Randolph A.
Howard, Heidi R.
Effinger, Alex M.
Fehmi, Jeffrey S.
Keywords: Military training
Land management
Environmental management
Military installations
Literature review
Land use
Issue Date: Jun-2012
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC TR ; 12-10.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The US Department of Defense (DOD) is the nation’s fifth-largest Federal land management agency. The DOD employs several programs to assess the impacts of military training on Army installation lands. These programs must in turn meet the Army’s environmental technology requirements. One Army User Requirement for Land Characterization calls for the development of methods applicable for use at the installation level that characterize suitability of lands for mission use, the impact of vehicle activity on installation resources, and the spatial distribution of maneuver training impacts. To support this effort, this work collected, summarized, and analyzed existing military training impact studies (including the topical and geographic foci of each publication). To extrapolate the applicability of conducted research to other, similar geographical areas, the publications were categorized by their relevance to five biomes, which are associated with military installations in specific US states. This way, the resulting research compilation offers a base to evaluate future impacts of military activities on installation lands, and to recommend the implementation of a more cost-effective, regional strategic approach for future land conservation research.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/8488
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