Natural Resources

--Supporting the military’s testing and training mission by protecting its biological resources

Listing of Natural Resources Topics

Agricultural / Retrograde Cargo Inspections / Biosecurity Procedures

The links below describe procedures, outlines responsibilities, and defines requirements for preparing military conveyances (vehicles, vessels, aircraft), rolling stock, equipment, cargo and unit and personal gear to comply with agricultural and public health pest exclusion requirements for movement of ships, aircraft, equipment, and personnel, particularly from locations outside the United States (US).

Other Agricultural Washdown Resources (Not DoD Endorsed):

Bird Air Strike Hazard (BASH) Program

  • Air Force Safety Center - Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH). The Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) Team's goal is the preservation of war fighting capabilities through the reduction of wildlife hazards to aircraft operations.
  • DoD Partners in Flight. The Department of Defense (DoD) Partners in Flight (PIF) program sustains and enhances the military testing, training, and safety mission through proactive, habitat-based management strategies that maintain healthy landscapes and training lands.
  • USDA Airport Wildlife Hazards Program. Wildlife Services (WS), a program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, provides Federal leadership and expertise to resolve wildlife conflicts that threaten public health and safety.

Invasive Species

Invasive species are non-native plants or animals that out-compete native species in any given habitat. They cause significant harm to the economy and environment, and/or human health and wellbeing. These species can take over training lands, injure soldiers, damage equipment, overwhelm listed and at-risk species, and significantly erode natural resources and training budgets.



Nuisance Wildlife


Conserving our nation’s pollinators and their habitat is key to conserving our lands and waters, delivering natural solutions to the changing climate, and providing all Americans with access to nature and its many benefits. Whether it’s building a native pollinator garden in your yard or sharing your connection to pollinators with others, any conservation action helps.