Thursday, May 24th WRP Natural Resources Committee webinar on DoD’s Natural Resources Program and the Collaborative Wildlife Protection and Recovery Initiative.
The Department of Defense’s Natural Resources Program invested nearly $340 million in FY2017 to ensure continued access to the ~25 million acres of military land, air, and water resources needed to accomplish vital testing, training, and operational activities while simultaneously working to ensure the long-term sustainability of priceless natural heritage.
The Program is actively engaged in many efforts including the Collaborative Wildlife Protection and Recovery Initiative (CWPRI). In addition to DoD participation, CWPRI also includes membership from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The initiative began through the realization of overlapping agency interests in seeking to more effectively and efficiently implement the ESA to better support their respective missions. Agencies also identified priority species, ecosystems or regions where they were already focusing resources and efforts, or where there were existing partnerships or relationships. The Southwest emerged as an area of opportunity.
This webinar was conducted by Ryan Orndorff, DoD’s Director of Natural Resource Conservation Programs, who provided information on:
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A recording of the webinar can be found here.