DoD developed this page to help installation natural resources managers and others protect natural resources on our nation's military lands. To address the growing ecological and economic damage caused by invasive species, Executive Order 13751 directs federal agencies to:
"...prevent the introduction of invasive species and provide for their control, and to minimize the economic, plant, animal, ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species cause..."
E.O. 13751 defines an 'invasive species' as a "non-native organism whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm, or harm to human, animal, or plant health."
Policy and Guidance
- Armed Forces Pest Management Board Technical Guide No. 31: Retrograde Washdowns: Cleaning and Inspection Procedures (Armed Forces Pest Management Board) [3.67 MB]
- Invasive Non-Native Plants That Threaten Wildlands in Arizona, August 2005 (04-1703) [1.39 MB]
This document contains information that identifies and distinguishes those non-native plants that can invade an area and cause adverse ecological impacts from those non-native plants that, at least based on current knowledge, are relatively innocuous.
- A Resource Guide for Invasive Plant Management in the Sonoran Desert, October 2001 (02-1703) [1.04 MB]
- Commander's Guide On Invasive Species [2.31 MB]
Invasive species can take over training lands, injure soldiers, damage equipment, overwhelm listed and at-risk species, and significantly erode natural resources and training budgets. The Commander's Guide on Invasive Species highlights key issues, relevant policies, mission impacts, and key actions that commanders and other installation personnel can take.
- Development of a Categorized List of Invasive Non-native Plants That Threaten Wildlands in Arizona: Individual Plant Assessments by Species: Vol 2. Hordeum murinum to Vinca major [11.80 MB]
September 2005. Contains detailed individual assessments of invasive plant species common to the southwest US. Assessments include the ecology and an assessment of the potential threat posed by each species.
- Yellow Starthistle Management Guide [8.23 MB]
This management guide supports effective land management by compiling current information on the biology, impacts, and control of yellow starthistle. Several techniques are highlighted including mechanical tools, chemical treatments, cultural practices, and biological agents. Each technique is discussed in detail to assist land managers decide the best approach after consideration of a particular site parameters.
- Fact Sheet: The North Carolina Sandhills Weed Management Area: Sharing DoD Invasive Plant Species Management Strategies with Installation Neighbors [4.72 MB]
Legacy Project #: 07-334 Summarizes the objectives and accomplishments of this project to assist NCSWMA implementing regional invasive plant management strategies at Fort Bragg and Camp Mackall, North Carolina.
- Bad Neighbors: Invasive Species: Impacts on the Environment Invasive Species [602 KB]
Outreach flyer that explains the impact of invasive species common to the NC Sandhills area, and gives some examples and what the general public can do to help control the spread of problematic non-native invasive plants.
- Legacy Invasive Species Fact Sheet [289 KB]
- The North Carolina Sandhills Weed Management Area Training Workshop: June 2006 [4.98 MB]
Materials consist of a presentation summarizing the invasive species problems faced by the North Carolina Sandhills region which includes Fort Bragg, defines a weed management area and outlines the plan of action to begin to solve the weed problem.