Environmental risk reduction and combat readiness enhancement of military training lands through range design and maintenance

Niels G. Svendsen, Prasanta Kumar Kalita, Dick L. Gebhart

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Abstract

Constant military training is required to maintain a state of combat readiness for the US Army. The majority of this training occurs on military installations, specifically training ranges. Over time, this training exerts a toll on the landscape creating conditions that reduce training effectiveness, cause erosion and increase maintenance expenditures. To alleviate these problems,.The Dept. of Def. Has Created the Sustainable Ranges Prog. in an Effort to Assist Mil. Land Managers with Environ. Issues and Provide Improved Train. Environments for Army Pers.. This Stud. Evaluates Train. Range and Range Struct. Perf. Based on Environ. Risk and Sustainability and Recommends Des. Methodologies for Improving Range Elements. This Info. is Necessary to Dev. Best Mgmt. Practices That Improve Environ. Compliance, Lengthen the Range Struct. Maintenance Interval, Reduce Overall Cost and Enhance Mil. Train.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 ASAE Annual International Meeting - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: Jul 17 2005Jul 20 2005

Other

Other2005 ASAE Annual International Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTampa, FL
Period7/17/057/20/05

Keywords

  • Embankment design
  • Military training
  • Range maintenance
  • Sustainable ranges program

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Bioengineering

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