Sikes Act

Policy and Guidance

Mutual DoD and USFWS Guidelines for Streamlined Review of INRMP Updates (July 2015) pdf [285 KB]
Sikes Tripartite MOU pdf [190 KB]

Memorandum of understanding between the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies for a cooperative integrated natural resource management program on military installations
     Acting DUSD(I&E), Mr. John Conger, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe, and Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Executive Director Ron Regan have signed the 2013 Sikes Act MOU for a Cooperative Integrated Natural Resource Management Program on Military Installations. This MOU renews the commitment of DoD, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the states to work together to manage the natural resources entrusted to DoD across the country. Among other provisions, the MOU creates a streamlined review process for updating DoD's integrated natural resources management plans (INRMPs) with minor changes. This will facilitate coordination among the three parties to the MOU and make the critical habitat exemption more readily available to military installations.

DoD Natural Resources Program Training Workshops: Sikes Act, Sikes Act Implementation, Endangered Species Act Implementation - Standard Operating Procedure/After Action Report

This document establishes a uniform process for the preparation, review, and implementation of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Natural Resources Conservation Compliance (NR) Program training courses. This Standard Operating Procedure/After Action Report covers the Sikes Act 101, Sikes Act Implementation, and Endangered Species Act (ESA) Implementation training courses.

Implementation of Sikes Act Improvement Amendments: Supplemental Guidance Concerning Leased Lands pdf [69 KB]

(17 May 2005)

Supplemental Guidance for Implementation of the Sikes Improvement Act - September 5, 2005 doc [24 KB]

Additional Guidance Concerning INRMP Preparation September 5, 2005

Supplemental Sikes Act Guidance - Leased Lands (May 2005)
Implementation of Sikes Act Improvement Memo Signed November 2004 pdf [36 KB]
Supplemental Sikes Act Guidance (November 2004)
Supplemental Guidance for Implementation of the Sikes Improvement Act - August 19, 2004 doc [30 KB]

Additional Guidance Concerning INRMP Preparation August 19, 2004

INRMP Comprehensive Strategic Action Plan DRAFT (Aug 2004)
Implementation of Sikes Act Improvement Memo Signed October 10, 2002 pdf [51 KB]
Implementation of Sikes Act Guidance
Sikes Act Implementing Procedures - Clarifying the Role of USFWS and State Agencies (2014) pdf [556 KB]
DoD Policy to use Pollinator-Friendly Management Prescriptions (2014) pdf [63 KB]
MOU Between DoD and the Pollinator Partnership - Request for Coordination (2014) pdf [118 KB]
MOU Between DoD and USFWS to Promote the Conservation of Migratory Birds pdf [569 KB]
Strategic Plan for Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and Management on DoD Lands (2015) pdf [279 KB]