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Florida Strategic Plan

for Sustaining Military Readiness through Conservation Partnerships


The Purpose of the Plan

The Florida Strategic Plan for Sustaining Military Readiness through Conservation Partnerships (the Plan) is a “proof of concept” demonstration of regional predictive planning to allow for mission flexibility and avoid Air Force lands serving as natural resource islands on the landscape.

This concept combines landscape ecology with geospatial planning to identify the Air Force’s conservation priorities in the State of Florida. The Plan’s overall goal is to establish a regional approach to natural resources management that minimizes multiple encroachment threats and alleviates on-installation constraints to provide a landscape to support military mission. This is accomplished through:

§    compliance with the federal laws and policies that govern natural resources management on
      Air Force lands,
§    pro-active prevention and abatement of encroachment,
§    working in collaboration with other agencies and organizations in Florida with mutual objectives,
§    incorporating the needs of the military mission into those priorities.

The State of Florida is an ideal landscape to test this concept. In addition to the number and size of Air Force installations in Florida, the State already has two critical components to help achieve this goal: 1) a strong network of conservation-focused partner organizations, and 2) a robust geospatial program that identifies conservation priorities across the state.

Overall Goal

To establish a regional approach to natural resources management that minimizes multiple encroachment threats and alleviates on-installation constraints to provide a landscape to support military mission.

   


 

 

 


 

Last updated: February 13, 2017