DoD Natural Resources Program

Enabling the Mission, Defending the Resources

DoD Environment, Safety and Occupational Health Network and Information Exchange (DENIX) - contains information and resources about all DoD Environmental Programs, including the DoD Natural Resources Program. Topics on the site include Conservation Program Information; Legislation and Policy; Fish and Wildlife; Threatened, Endangered, and At Risk Species; Vegetation and Habitat; and the Natural Selections Newsletter.

USFWS Guidelines for Coordination on INRMPs (June 2015)
Mutual DoD and USFWS Guidelines for Streamlined Review of INRMP Updates (July 2015)
DoD Instruction 4715.03, Natural Resources Conservation Program
DoD Manual 4715.03, INRMP Implementation
Army Regulation 200-1, Environmental Protection and Enhancement
Chief of Naval Operations Instruction 5090.1D, Environmental Readiness Program
Chief of Naval Operations Manual 5090.1, Environmental Readiness Program Manual
Air Force Instruction 32-7064, Integrated Natural Resources Management
Marine Corps Order P5090.2A, Environmental Compliance and Protection Manual
DoD Natural Resources Funding Manual
Sikes Act Implementing Procedures – Clarifying the Role of USFWS and State Agencies (2014)
DoD Policy to use Pollinator-Friendly Management Prescriptions – Request for Coordination (2014)
DoD Policy to Use Pollinator-Friendly Management Prescriptions (2014)
MOU Between DoD and the Pollinator Partnership – Request for Coordination (2014)
MOU Between DoD and USFWS to Promote the Conservation of Migratory Birds
Fact Sheet: Building Community Resilience by Strengthening America's Natural Resources and Supporting Green Infrastructure (from the Executive Office of the President, Council on Environmental Quality)

Strategic Plan for Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and Management on DoD Lands (2015)
DoD Natural Resources Program Brochure
Don't Let Your Cats Go AWOL! Brochure
50 Years of the Sikes Act Brochure
Commander's Guide on Invasive Species
Threatened, Endangered, and At-Risk Species Interagency Research Coordination Manual
DoD Biodiversity Conservation Toolbox
DoD Biodiversity Conservation Toolbox Case Studies
Conserving Biodiversity on Military Lands: A Guide for Natural Resources Managers
Conserving Biodiversity on Military Lands: The Commander's Guide
Strategic Plan for Bird Conservation and Management on DoD Lands (2014) 
Western Dredging Association Journal of Dredging 

An Introduction to DoD’s Natural Resources Program, presented by Peter Boice to the AFPMB Board Meeting (5 November 2013)
Conservation Planning to Recover Federally Listed Species on DoD Lands, presented by Richard Fischer at The Wildlife Society's 2014 Annual Meeting

Partnering with DoD to Combat Wildlife Trafficking, presented by Dr. Heidi Kretser, Wildlife Conservation Society (17 September 2015) PowerPoint Deck & Webinar Recording

About the Program Fact Sheet:
Partners in Flight Fact Sheets:
DoD Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Fact Sheets:
Pollinators Fact Sheets:
Threatened, Endangered, and Species At Risk Fact Sheets:
Invasive Species Fact Sheets:
Other Useful Fact Sheets:

Bombing for Biodiversity in the United States: Response to Zentelis & Lindenmayer 2015; Conservation Letters, A Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology 
Don’t Scare the Tortoise! Troops Tiptoe Around Endangered Species, E&E Publishing
One of the World’s Worst Invasive Species Just Showed Up in the United States, The Washington Post
Honeybee’s African Ancestors May Hold Cure for Biting Mite Plague, LiveScience
Snake Fungal Disease Parallels White-Nose Syndrome in Bats, Science Daily 
Rarest Sea Turtle Nests Found At Cape Canaveral AFS, Patrick Air Force Base 
Honeybee Genetics Fight Pathogens, The Western Producer

Summer 2015: Fire
Spring 2015: Threatened and Endangered Species
Winter 2014-2015: Training
Fall 2014: Herpetofauna
Summer 2014: Birds
Spring 2014: Readiness and Range Sustainment
Winter 2013-2014: Success Stories
Spring 2013: Tools and Resources
Winter 2012-2013: Oceans
Spring/Summer/Fall 2012: Policy and Planning
Winter 2012: The Role of Communication, Outreach, and Education in Supporting Natural Resources Management Efforts

Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards
Sikes Act: As Amended Through P.L. 113-291, Enacted December 19, 2014
DoD’s Role in the National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators
Press Release: USFWS Recognizes Vandenberg AFB as 2015 Military Conservation Partner Award Winner
National Conservation Easement Database
Video: Military Bases as Wildlife Havens, The New York Times