The Military Services manage 25 million acres of diverse landscapes for training and testing. Managing natural resources on these lands is critical to the military’s mission and important to maintaining the trust and support of the American people.
The USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry Northeastern Area has an Intereagency Agreement to help the US Army and the other Military Services enhance training, mission readiness, and natural resources through forest stewardship.
- Military lands can provide important environmental values in addition to their strategic importance
- Military lands can become islands of threatened and endangered species habitat as development increases around installations. The Army protects 175 listed species on 96 installations.
- Adequate forest resource information and analysis are needed to manage and sustain training lands.
- The Military Services often lack the