See more from this Session: General Military Land Use and Management: I
Monday, October 17, 2011: 11:05 AM
Henry Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 006C, River Level
Including training, multiple anthropogenic activities take place on Army training lands concurrently. These activities can include forestry operations, agricultural out-leasing, and even recreational activities. Inevitably, this use leads to natural resource disturbance and may conflict with training activities. The focus of this research is on the responses of vegetation and soil strength to multiple land uses on military lands and how to re-focus historic land management practices to reduce erosion and improve military carrying capacity. Much research has been conducted on single controlled systems such as controlled grazing or burning. This single system research does not always apply to how military lands are used but the research outcomes from these single systems is how we currently make choices for military land management. The focus of new research from ERDC is on determining how interactions of land management in the presences of vehicle impacts will be expressed in relation to above and below ground biomass responses.