Developing Coastal Wetland Restoration Techniques to Enhance Coastal Habitats at Ahua Reef, Hickam AFB, HI - Direct Seeding for Restoration of Coastal Wetlands in Hawai'i, November 2012 (Legacy 11-320) (PDF)
The objective of this study was to investigate species-specific techniques for seeding and outplanting Hawaiian coastal wetland plant species following different invasive species control strategies (i.e., herbiciding and manual removal of pickleweed) and subsequent management activities (i.e., weeding and supplemental watering) at Ahua Reef. This study provides insights into the restoration of coastal wetlands in Hawai‘i. Results of this study suggest that it is possible to at least partially restore a highly degraded coastal wetland such as Ahua Reef. This Technical Note provides an expanded summary of the project and its findings.
Sustainable Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) for Effective Management on Military Bases and Adjacent Lands across Florida - Technical Note (Legacy 11-437) (PDF)
This Department of Defense (DoD) Legacy Resource Management Program invasive nonnative species project, began in 2009 and concluded in 2012. The project formed a partnership to collectively address the threat of invasive non-native species within Florida military installation boundaries, watersheds, and on adjacent lands. In three years, this project has evolved from creating, to expanding, to sustaining Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs), proving this is an efficient and effective way to combat the threat of invasive non-native plant and animal species. This technical note summarizes this effort.
Landscape-Level Habitat Associations and Phylogenetics of Desert Tortoises on Southwestern Arizona Military Ranges Managed by the Army, Air Force, and Marines (Legacy 09-385) (PDF)
Given the possibility of future ESA listing and the challenges that such a decision would impose upon the Department of Defense (DoD), it is prudent to understand the distribution of desert tortoises on military ranges within the Sonoran Desert so that appropriate management decisions can be made to reduce conflicts while maintaining the military readiness mission. This Technical Note details a project that developed a landscape-level predictive habitat model for desert tortoises inhabiting the Yuma Proving Ground and Barry M. Goldwater Range in southwestern Arizona and characterized the phylogenetic grouping of desert tortoises inhabiting these DoD managed lands.