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Inventory of Vertebrate Fauna at Biak Training Center, 1999-2000 (Habitat Data)


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This data set contains habitat variables observed at Biak Training Center by various survey methods in 1999 and 2000. Data are in the form of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.


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These data were collected in order to document bird, mammal, amphibian, and reptile species using the Biak Training Center (BTC) at some point in their life cycles. Federal laws, such as the Sikes Act (U.S. Laws, Statutes, etc.; Public Law 93-452), require management of natural resources on military land holdings in coordination with federal and state agencies. In its "Measure of Merit" mandate, the U.S. Department of Defense requires the management of natural resources. The Oregon Military Department also has a mission statement regarding stewardship and management of natural resources on training sites in the state. Requirements of this mission statement include maintaining biodiversity and initiating biological monitoring. The Oregon Army National Guard is incorporating wildlife and habitat management programs into its long-term management goals. However, prior to the development of monitoring protocols, a baseline inventory of floral and faunal resources is required, especially information concerning the presence of species listed as Rare, Sensitive, Threatened, or Endangered under state or federal criteria. This information will be used to develop restoration and/or recovery plans. This project was initiated in August 1998 when the Environmental Branch of the Oregon Military Department contacted USGS-BRD-FRESC to address the need for inventory and distribution information of wildlife species on the Biak Training Center (BTC).



  • Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC)



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