See more from this Session: Symposium--Terrain Impacts From Dynamic Vehicle Systems
Monday, November 1, 2010: 2:35 PM
Long Beach Convention Center, Room 305, Seaside Level
The Army actively manages over 7M acres of live-fire and maneuver training lands. Stewardship of these lands requires a method to account for cumulative impacts from both military training activities and management practices. The capability to rapidly assess vehicle impacts does not currently exist. Impact analysis is done months to years after training impacts occur, using on-the-ground methodologies for determining percent vegetation and bare ground. The post-impact analysis does not address in an expedient fashion potential safety or environmental issues which may have occurred. Thru GPS tracking of live training events and using vehicle impact models we have developed a method to more quickly evaluate in a temporal and spatial manner where potential impacts may have occurred during a training event. This presentation will focus on the intermediate steps taken to assess impacts from military vehicles on Kemuku part of U.S. Pohakuloa Training Area and how this data can be used to optimize their ITAM dollars being spent and potential impacts off-site due to dust generation.