This first section of this chapter introduces the most significant legislation enacted during the past quarter-century related to the management of natural resources located on military lands and waters, as well as resources located on public or private lands and waters affected by military activities. While much of this legislation was requested by the Department of Defense (DoD), some originated with Congress itself.
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J. Douglas Ripley, Environmental Consultant U.S. Air Force (Retired)
With updates and Additional contributions by: James van Ness, Senior Level Attorney Advisor Office of the Secretary of Defense