Military Training: Implementation Strategy Needed to Increase Interagency Management for Endangered Species Affecting Training Ranges

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Military lands provide habitat for more than 300 species that must be protected under the Endangered Species Act and many other species that may become endangered. In some cases, military installations provide some of the finest remaining habitat for these species. However, Department of Defense (DOD) officials stated that protection of endangered species may result in land-use restrictions that reduce the military's flexibility to use land for training. GAO was asked to examine the (1) extent to which DOD and other nearby federal land managers in ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. September 29, 2003.

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Military lands provide habitat for more than 300 species that must be protected under the Endangered Species Act and many other species that may become endangered. In some cases, military installations provide some of the finest remaining habitat for these species. However, Department of Defense (DOD) officials stated that protection of endangered species may result in land-use restrictions that reduce the military's flexibility to use land for training. GAO was asked to examine the (1) extent to which DOD and other nearby federal land managers in the region are managing cooperatively for endangered species affecting military training ranges and (2) factors that can limit cooperative management for endangered species on military training ranges."

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United States. General Accounting Office. Military Training: Implementation Strategy Needed to Increase Interagency Management for Endangered Species Affecting Training Ranges, report, September 29, 2003; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc293941/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.