CHECK LIST OF BIRDS
CRANE DIVISION
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER

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BIRDS OF CRANE DIVISION

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NAVY NATURAL RESOURCES AND LAND
MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

The Navy and Marine Corps manage more than four million acres worldwide. Much of this land is located in sensitive wetlands along valuable coastlines, some of the most ecologically significant areas in the world. The location of these real estate holdings makes it imperative that the various military missions are planned and executed in harmony with the environment. It is a Department of the Navy goal to promote an environmental protection ethic within the Navy workforce.

The Department of the Navy supports numerous partnerships with other Federal, State, local and private resource groups to promote such programs as the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation, Wetlands P rotection and Enhancement, and Watchable Wildlife.

To succeed in its mission, and to earn public confidence, the Navy must emphasize natural resources stewardship in every aspect of its land use. It does. Come see for yourself and discover our resources.

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER
CRANE, INDIANA
Crane Division's military mission is to provide engineering and industrial base support of Naval weapons systems. Crane Division manages this site, Crane, Indiana, as well as facilities in Louisville, Kentucky. Quality, responsive support of weapons subsystems, equipments and components is provided, as assigned by the Commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Crane site comprises 62,609 acres, of which nearly 49,000 are forested. Oak-hickory, upland mixed hardwood, bottomland hardwood, and pine are the existing forest types. 3,262 acres of wetlands have been identifies, including Lake Greenwood and the extensive marshes of Lake Gallimore. Diversity of the land and successful integration of natural resource management with military mission has resulted in excellent wildlife habitat.

This list was compiled and documented by Dr. Harmon P. Weeks, Jr., Purdue University, who has conducted field studies of birds at Crane Division for over 20 years.

Military mission requirements preclude access by the general public except on special days or with special permission. Please contact the Natural Resources Manager, Mr. Lynn Andrews, (812)854-1165, for information.

The U.S. Navy and Partners in Flight are cooperating on an international program to promote the conservation of migratory birds. For information, contact DoD Partners in Flight by email or call 540-349-9662.

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