• Legislation is Critical to DOD’s Conservation Efforts, Conger Says0

    Legislation that has helped the military protect sensitive habitats on its installations while still using the lands to train has been a key part of DOD’s conservation program since it was enacted more than 50 years ago, John Conger, acting deputy undersecretary of defense for environment and installations, told the House Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs Thursday. “This is an invaluable tool for us,” Conger told the panel considering reauthorizing and possibly amending the Sikes Act. “It has protected our mission in a myriad of different ways …