The thin green line [electronic resource] : an assessment of DoD's readiness and environmental protection initiative to buffer installation encroachment / Beth E. Lachman, Anny Wong, Susan A. Resetar.

Lachman, Beth E., 1960-
Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corp., 2007.
1 online resource (255 p.)
United States -- Armed Forces -- Environmental aspects.
Electronic books.
This monograph assesses the effectiveness of DoD's Readiness and Environmental Protection Initiative to help testing and training installations deal with encroachment from sprawl and other sources. The authors identify the main causes of encroachment; detail the benefits, both to the military and local communities, of buffering areas near installations with REPI projects; and provide recommendations for how to improve REPI's effectiveness.
Cover; Preface; Contents; Figures; Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter One - Introduction; Chapter Two - Understanding the Encroachment Threat; How Encroachment Affects Military Readiness; Understanding the Fundamental Causes of Most Encroachment; Chapter Three - How Encroachment Is Being Addressed; DoD's Activities to Address Encroachment; Other Organizations' Activities to Address the Fundamental Causes of Encroachment; Chapter Four - Methodology and Criteria for Assessing the Accomplishments of the Buffering Activities; Study Methodology
Criteria for Assessing the Effectiveness of the Conservation Partnering ProjectsCriteria for Examining the Efficiency of the Conservation Partnering Projects and Program; Chapter Five - Assessing Accomplishments Across All the Buffering Projects; Effectiveness of the Buffering Projects; Efficiency of the Buffering Projects; Conclusions: REPI Shows Promise; Chapter Six - Findings; The Fundamental Causes of Encroachment Problems Need to Be Addressed; Urgency for Action: Buffer Before It Is Too Late; Local Government Support Is Useful, But Installations Cannot Rely on It for the Long Term
Program Needs More Policy Guidance and FocusA Range of Financial Issues Need to Be Addressed for Long-Term Success; The Implementation Process Requires Improvement; Development of Partnerships and Working with Partners; Community Relations and Outreach Are Critical to Success; Program Needs More Staffing and Management; More Information Sharing and Technical Support Are Needed; Summary; Chapter Seven - Recommendations to Improve Military Conservation Buffering; DoD Should Strategically Address Both Fundamental Causes ofEncroachment
Urgency for Action: OSD and Services Should Invest More ResourcesDoD Should Not Assume That Zoning Will Solve Encroachment Problems; Improving Program Policy Guidance and Focus; Addressing Financial Issues; Improving the Buffering Implementation Process; Developing Partnerships and Working with Partners; Improving Community Relations and Outreach; Addressing Staffing and Management Issues; Improving Information Sharing and Technical Assistance; Appendix A - The Importance of Biodiversity; Appendix B - An Assessment of Eglin AFB's Buffering Activities
Appendix C - An Assessment of Fort Carson's Buffering ActivitiesAppendix D - An Assessment of Fort Stewart's Buffering Activities; Appendix E - An Assessment of MCAS Beaufort's Buffering Activities; Appendix F - An Assessment of NAS Fallon's Buffering Activities; Appendix G - An Assessment of NAS Whiting Field's Buffering Activities; Appendix H - Background Information on Selected Buffering Projects; Appendix I - The Land Price Trend Analysis; Bibliography
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-223).
Wong, Anny, 1968-
Resetar, Susan A., 1961-
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