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Sustainable Range Program

What is it? The Sustainable Range Program is the Army's roadmap for how it designs, manages and uses it ranges in order to ensure the capability, availability, and accessibility of its ranges to meet its training mission. It is the Army's response to the increasing challenges brought about by encroachment and meeting the ever increasing need for ranges and training land brought about by:

- The Global War on Terrorism
- The Army Campaign Plan
- Base Realignment and Closure
- Global Defense Posture Realignment

Because many programs and functions affect the management of our ranges and training lands, the Sustainable Range Program is the Army's overarching guidance for integrating operational, training, facility, safety, and environmental requirements to improve the management of its ranges and ensure their sustainability to support mission requirements now and into the future.

The Army's Sustainable Range Program is made up of its two core programs: the Range and Training Land Program (RTLP), which includes the day-to-day management of its ranges as well as new range construction; and the Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) Program for the repair and maintenance of its maneuver lands.

Integral to the success and support of the two core programs is the Soldier Readiness Program (SRP) Outreach Program, dedicated to educating the public on the importance of live-fire training and improving the Army's understanding of public concerns related to how we train and manage our ranges.

What has the Army done? The Sustainable Range Program provides the framework for addressing encroachment challenges and optimizing resources and policies through the development of new tools, procedures, and initiatives that ensure the capability of our ranges into the future. These tools, procedures, and initiatives include:

- Developed the Encroachment Condition Model (ECM), an objective, centralized Geographic Information System (GIS) based data model that that will help the Army quantity internal and external encroachment on its training lands and ranges. Data from the ECM will front load the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (ACSIM ) new Installation Status Report-Natural Infrastructure which will provide an analysis of the capability of natural infrastructure (land, air, water and energy) to support mission requirements. ISR-NI will tie all ranges, training complexes and associated encroachment factors together to provide an overall rating for the installation based on specific training requirements derived from G3/5/7 and use of geospatial data.

- This topic was taken directly from the 2007 Army Posture Statement. To continue reading this topic in its entirety, click here.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

- 2007 Strategic Communication Guide - Be Army Strong, and Army Smart. Read the 2007 Army Strategic Communication Guide.

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