This Symposium held in Baltimore, Maryland, brought together the nation's top researchers for endangered species. The event was sponsored by SERDP and the Army's Environmental Research and Development Center, as well as the DoD Legacy Program, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Geological Survey. In addition to members from these organizations, participants included researchers and managers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and various non-profit organizations, state agencies, universities, and private consulting firms.

Developing effective methods for sustaining the DoD training and testing missions, while simultaneously protecting threatened and endangered species (TES), is a challenge requiring strong partnerships that support ongoing cutting-edge scientific research. The focus of the workshop was to help in establishing and fostering such partnerships. The workshop brought together nearly 200 stakeholders to discuss TES conservation and research needs on DoD and adjacent lands.  For more information, please visit