Natural Resources Conservation Program
|Publication Date:||18 March 2011|
PURPOSE. This Instruction:
a. Reissues and renames Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 4715.3 (Reference (a)) in accordance with the authority in Department of Defense Directive (DoDD) 5134.01 (Reference (b)) and the guidance in DoDD 4715.1E and DoDI 4715.5 (References (c) and (d)) to establish policy and assign responsibilities for compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local statutory and regulatory requirements, Executive Orders (E.O.s), Presidential memorandums, and Department of Defense (DoD) policies for the integrated management of natural resources including lands, air, waters, coastal, and nearshore areas managed or controlled by DoD.
b. Develops new policy and updates policy for the integrated management of natural resources (including biological and earth resources) on property and lands managed or controlled by DoD.
c. Implements new Natural Resources Conservation metrics.
d. Provides procedures for DoD Components and installations for developing, implementing, and evaluating effective natural resources management programs.
APPLICABILITY. This Instruction:
a. Applies to:
(1) The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Military Departments (including their Reserve Components), the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of Inspector General of DoD, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities in DoD (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components") that are granted authority for natural resources management.
(2) All DoD operations, activities, real property, and property interests owned, leased, permitted, or controlled in the United States, including public lands withdrawn from all forms of appropriation pursuant to public land laws and reserved for use by DoD, as well as State lands used for military training and testing. DoD operations, activities, and installations in the United States; U.S. territories, trusts, and possessions; and Government-owned and contractor-operated facilities. Outside the United States, Reference (d) shall apply, consistent with international agreements, status of forces agreements, final governing standards (FGS) issued for host nations, or where no FGS have been issued, the criteria consistent with DoD 4715.05-G (Reference (e)).
b. Does NOT apply to:
(1) Operations and activities outside the United States, which shall follow the policy and guidance set forth in References (d) and (e), E.O.s 12114 and 12915 (References (f) and (g)), and Service-specific regulations.
(2) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Civil Works.