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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Natural Resources Management Plan
Background

A NEW Five Revision of the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) is in planning and the beginning of a new review update.  The INRMP is a document that guides the management and conservation of natural resources under the Base’s control. The integration of natural resources management with training and mission support requirements and responsibilities helps to ensure that Camp Pendleton continues to provide sustained support for the military mission and fulfill stewardship and regulatory requirements.

Review Process

Camp Pendleton’s INRMP was first published in October 2001. Camp Pendleton conducts frequent document reviews to monitor progress of planned action implementation, make adjustments where necessary, and ensure the continued usefulness of this plan. This ongoing development, review, and implementation involves a cross section of land users and managers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Game. Results of this review determined that a revision to the INRMP published in October 2001 was needed to accommodate changes in laws, in guidance from DoD and Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, to update species accounts and update ongoing management activities and results.

Informal coordination with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Game began in August 2004 and is ongoing. Public comment and official review by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Game took place during the period 28 September to 27 November 2006. Comments are included in the INRMP as well as responses to those comments.

Ongoing Comments

As a result of the close coordination that was developed with Wildlife Agencies during the revision process, an ongoing (annual) INRMP review and update process is being instituted. This process should result in frequent updates to individual sections of the INRMP and may eliminate the need for a complete revision in the future. The more frequent updates should ensure current species information and management actions are available to Base users, managers and the general public.

For further information, please contact Mr. Charles Hamilton at (760) 725-4637.

Members of the public are invited to submit comments and recommendations on the INRMP at any time to:

Commanding Officer (AC/S Environmental Security)
Attention: Mr. C. M. Hamilton
Box 555008
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5008

Updated INRMP- March 2007. Provided below is Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton’s Revised INRMP [March 2007]. The INRMP will be continuously reviewed and updated onto this website. The date after each chapter and appendix below indicates when it was last updated.

Cover Page [March 2012 - Update]
Signature Page [March 2007]
Table of Contents [March 2012 - Update]
Chapter 1 - Introduction [December 2011 - Update]
Chapter 2 - Mission, Land Use and Regional Setting [March 2012 - Update]
Chapter 3 - Natural Resources [March 2012 - Update]
Chapter 4 - Natural Resources Management [March 2012 - Update]
Chapter 5 - Public Access, Natural Resources Related Recreation and Education [February 2012 - Update]
Acronyms and Abbreviations [February 2012 - Update]
Glossary [December 2011 - Update]
References [February 2012 - Update]
Appendix A - Resource Agency(ies) Endorsement [March 2007]
Appendix C - Riparian Ecosystem Conservation Plan [March 2012 - Update]
Appendix D -Listed Uplands Species Management Plan [March 2007]
Appendix E -Public Comments [March 2007]
Appendix F - Species Account and Management Information [February 2012 - Update]
Appendix G - Camp Pendleton Soils: Codes, Acreages, and Erodibility [March 2007]
Appendix H - Hydrologic records for Gauging Stations on or Near Camp Pendleton [March 2012 - Update]
Appendix I - Plant Communities of Camp Pendleton [March 2012 - Update]
Appendix J - Plan Species on Camp Pendleton [March 2007]
Appendix K - Wildlife Species on Camp Pendleton [March 2007]
Appendix L - Riparian and Estuarine/Beach Biological Opinion: Reasonable and Prudent Measures and Terms and Conditions [March 2012 - Update]
Appendix M - Action List [March 2012 - Update]
Appendix N - Range and Training Regulations [February 2010 - Update]
Appendix O - Upland Habitat Biological Opinion: Terms and Conditions, Reasonable and Prudent Measures, and Conservation Recommendations [March 2007]
Appendix P - Natural Resources Management Structures [March 2012 - Update]
Appendix Q - Base Regulations [March 2012 - Update]

Public Access

Copies of the plan are also available for review at the Oceanside Public Library, 330 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054; the San Clemente Public Library, 242 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA and the Fallbrook Public Library, 124 South Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028.