The Sikes Act directs the Secretary of Defense, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and state fish and wildlife agencies, to carry out a program for the conservation and rehabilitation of natural resources on military installations. The Sikes Act allows for the sustainable, multipurpose use of natural resources subject to military security and safety requirements.
The Sikes Act of 1960 provided for cooperation by the Departments of the Interior and Defense, along with state fish and wildlife agencies, in planning, development, and maintenance of fish and wildlife resources on military installations throughout the United States. The Act also authorized the collection of hunting and fishing fees on military lands and directed the Department of Defense to expend such fees in furtherance of the purposes of the Act.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, acting on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior, implements the Sikes Act through its Endangered Species and Habitat and Resource Conservation programs.
- Sikes Act
Public Law 86-797 (74 Stat. 1052).
September 15, 1960,
- Sikes Act Improvement Act (Title XXIX)
Public Law 105-85 11 Stat. 2017
November 18, 1997
- National Defense Authorization Act for 2004 (Section 311)
Public Law 108-136 117 Stat. 1392
November 24, 2003
- National Defense Authorization Act for 2009 (Section 313)
Public Law 110–417 122 Stat. 4356
OCT. 14, 2008
- National Defense Authorization Act for 2010 (Title III, Subtitle B)
Public Law 111–84 123 Stat. 2190
OCT. 28, 2009
- National Defense Authorization Act for 2012 (Section 312)
Public Law 112–81 125 Stat. 1298
DEC. 31, 2011