Accession Number ADA582968
Title Reptiles and Amphibians of Fairchild Air Force Base, WA.
Publication Date May 2013
Media Count 36p
Personal Author J. H. Sperry
Abstract Many reptile and amphibian (collectively termed 'herpetofauna') populations are declining at a precipitous rate. Globally, nearly 30% of herpetofauna are considered endangered or at risk of extinction. Department of Defense (DoD) installations likely serve as refuges of intact critical habitat for herpetofaunal species, as they do for many other taxa. As more herpetofaunal species become a conservation concern, it becomes increasingly important for DoD land managers to document the species that currently exist on their lands and, through proactive management, avoid potential conflicts between conservation measures and military training. The onus for the protection and long-term population viability of threatened and endangered herpetofaunal species will likely fall in the hands of the installations themselves and will depend on installation management practices. The first step in developing a process to successfully manage herpetofaunal species is to survey their populations on DoD installations. This work surveyed herpetofaunal populations on Fairchild Air Force Base and extrapolated guidelines for species management from the survey results.
Keywords Air force facilities
Amphibians
Fairfield afb
Frogs
Herpetofauna
Natural resources
Natural resources management
Racers
Reptiles
Resource management
Salamanders
Snakes
Surveys
Tes
Turtles


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57C - Botany
57Z - Zoology
57H - Ecology
74E - Logistics, Military Facilities, & Supplies
48B - Natural Resource Management
Corporate Author Construction Engineering Research Lab. (Army), Champaign, IL. Engineer Research and Development Center.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1401
Contract Number N/A

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