The Department of Defense (DoD) is responsible for creating programs and implementing management strategies to conserve and protect biological resources on its lands. DoD develops and implements Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans (INRMPs) at its installations to ensure military operations and conservation of natural resources are integrated and consistent with stewardship and legal requirements.
Similarly, state wildlife agencies are responsible for managing and conserving all resident fish and wildlife species. As part of that responsibility, and as a requirement of the federal State Wildlife Grants program, every state has recently completed a Wildlife Action Plan, know technically as a Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy. The State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs) outline the actions needed to conserve wildlife and vital natural areas before they become too rare and costly to protect. The completion of the SWAPs advanced the management and protection of wildlife in the United States.
By working together DoD, the state wildlife agencies, and other relevant agencies can prioritize collaboratively how conservation dollars are spent, encourage implementation of projects that are mutually beneficial, promote information and data sharing, and assist in the review and updating of SWAPs, INRMPs and other planning efforts.
To gather information and facilitate the integration of INRMPs with SWAPs, as well as identify collaborative conservation opportunities, DoD (Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment and the Legacy Program), with the support of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proudly host the SWAP/INRMP Regional Workshops.
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State Wildlife Action Plan / Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan Regional Workshops