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Legacy Resource Management Program


ABOUT LEGACY

In 1990, Congress passed legislation establishing the Legacy Resource Management Program to provide financial assistance to the Department of Defense (DoD) efforts to preserve our natural and cultural heritage. The program assists DoD in protecting and enhancing resources while supporting military readiness. A Legacy project may involve regional ecosystem management initiatives, habitat preservation efforts, archaeological investigations, invasive species control, Native American consultations, and/or monitoring and predicting migratory patterns of birds and animals.

Three principles guide the Legacy program: stewardship, leadership, and partnership. Stewardship initiatives assist DoD in safeguarding its irreplaceable resources for future generations. By embracing a leadership role as part of the program, the Department serves as a model for respectful use of natural and cultural resources. Through partnerships, the program strives to access the knowledge and talents of individuals outside of DoD.

In order to support these principles, the Legacy Program emphasizes five areas:

  • Legacy incorporates an ecosystem approach that assists DoD in maintaining biological diversity, and the sustainable use of land and water resources for mission and other uses.
  • The program also implements an interdisciplinary approach to resource stewardship that takes advantage of the similarities between DoD's natural and cultural resource plans. Often, the same person is responsible for managing both natural and cultural resource plans on an installation. Legacy strives to take advantage of this by sharing management methodologies and techniques across natural and cultural resource initiatives.
  • Legacy promotes understanding and appreciation for natural and cultural resources by encouraging greater awareness and involvement by both the military and the public.
  • Additionally, the program takes advantage of similar ecosystems by applying resource management initiatives in broad regional areas. Legacy supports projects such as the Sonoran Ecosystem Management Initiative, the Gulf Coast Plain Ecosystem Partnership, the Great Basin Initiative, the Chesapeake Bay Program, and Partners in Flight.
  • Finally, Legacy pursues the identification of innovative new technologies that enable more efficient and effective management.


Legacy Guidebooks explain the Legacy Program and the process used to fund Legacy projects from the application stage through successful project completion.

ABOUT THE TRACKER ABOUT THE TRACKER

The Legacy Project Tracker is designed to collect Legacy Proposal submissions and track Legacy Project progress online. The site allows users at the installation level to electronically submit proposals through their Service specific review chains before final 'submission' to DoD. In addition, it provides a means by which each Service can track the status of its proposals and the progress of its Projects all via the Web.

PUBLIC LAWS

PUBLIC LAW 104-201 Sect. 2694 - SEPT. 23, 1996

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LEGACY

For more information on current and previously funded Legacy Projects, visit Legacy on DENIX (Defense Environmental Network and Information eXchange):

For further information on the Legacy Resource Management Program, please contact:

Legacy Program Support Staff - DoDLegacy@bah.com

Yasmin Shafiq - 571-372-6906 

Derrick Golla - 703-412-7753 

Valerie Leone - 703-412-7777 

For technical questions please contact Yasmin Shafiq.

SERVICE LEVEL MANAGERS

Air Force

Natural Resources
Paul Jurena: paul.jurena.1@us.af.mil

Cultural Resources
Jim Wilde: James.Wilde@us.af.mil

Army

Natural Resources
Brian Moyer: brian.r.moyer1.civ@mail.mil

Cultural Resources
Kathleen McLaughlin: Kathleen.A.Mclaughlin8.civ@mail.mil

DLA

Natural and Cultural Resources
Michael Khalamayzer: michael.khalamayzer@dla.mil

Marine Corps

Natural Resources
Ryan Orndorff: Ryan.Orndorff@usmc.mil

Cultural Resources
Sue Goodfellow: Sue.Goodfellow@usmc.mil

Navy

Natural Resources
Jeffrey Gardner: jeffrey.a.gardner2@navy.mil

Cultural Resources
William Manley: William.Manley@navy.mil

Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations & Environment