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."
To see deliverables resulting from fully executed Legacy projects, visit the Legacy Project Deliverables page: https://www.denix.osd.mil/legacy/nr-legacy-project-deliverables/
Policy and Guidance
- 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.