DoD Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) provides a network through which the DoD can work to avoid future mission restrictions while providing stewardship for threatened and endangered herpetofauna. DoD PARC focuses on habitat and species management; inventory, research, and monitoring; and enducation, outreach, and training. It provides a framework for the effective management of amphibians and reptiles by the military services and their installations. DoD PARC's primary responsibility is to ensure that the DoD has the operational and logistical flexibility necessary for testing and training exercises.
DoD PARC hosted two workshops in 2010 to gather input for a DoD PARC Strategic Plan. An East Coast Workshop was held in April and a follow-on West Coast Workshop was held in June. A draft Plan is in the works and a third Workshop was held in July 2011 at the Sustaining Military Readiness Conference.
Please keep checking for new developments for this great, new initiative!
Click Here to read the solicitation memo sent to the Military Services from the
Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment)
For more information about DoD PARC, please contact
DoD Partners in Amphibian
and Reptile Conservation