XXV, No. 6November/December, 2000
of Defense manages approximately 25 million acres (10 million hectares)
on more than 425 major military installations throughout the United States.
Access limits due to security considerations and the need for safety buffer
zones have sheltered these lands from development pressures and large-scale
habitat losses for years. Found throughout the country, military lands
contain some of the finest remaining examples of rare native vegetative
communities, such as old-growth forest, tall-grass prairies, and vernal
pool wetlands. At least 300 federally listed species live on Defense-managed
lands. This edition of the Bulletin takes a look at efforts to conserve
these important resources while maintaining our nation’s security.
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