Welcome

The Department of Defense (DoD)’s REPI Program is a key tool for combating encroachment that can limit or restrict military training, testing, and operations.

The REPI Program protects these military missions by helping remove or avoid land-use conflicts near installations and addressing regulatory restrictions that inhibit military activities. The REPI Program is administered by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).

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Webinars

A recording is available of the last REPI Webinar on Mitigation Strategies, which took place on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

Please visit the webinar page for the complete list of upcoming REPI webinars and more information on past webinars, connection instructions, and the REPI Webinar series.

State Fact Sheets

For information about REPI activities, DoD economic impact, and partnerships in states with REPI projects, download REPI's state fact sheets, available under the Resources tab.

Newsletter

The REPI Program releases a quarterly newsletter covering the latest activities, upcoming partner events, media coverage, and training opportunities. All newsletter editions can be found on the Newsletter page. The most recent edition is Spring 2018. 

Click here to subscribe to the REPI Program mailing list to receive the quarterly REPI Program newsletter, Webinar reminders, and other announcements.

Report to Congress

Fifteen years of sustaining mission capabilities with REPI.  The 2018 REPI Report to Congress is now available.  Through Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, REPI has protected 516,413 acres in 93 locations across 31 states.  More information on the Program's accomplishments to-date is available in the 2018 Report.

To download the 2018 Report to Congress, please click here. 

Thank You for Attending the 2018 Sustaining Military Readiness Conference!

 
Hon. Lucian Niemeyer, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment, Hon. John W. Henderson, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, Jordan Gillis, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment and Steve Iselin, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment discuss how to shape the future of military readiness.

Sustaining Military Readiness Conference Session Briefings Now Available!

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 Sustaining Military Readiness Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. We hope you enjoyed your experience and we appreciate you contributing your time to support our military's mission. In order to make the next SMR Conference even more successful, we request that you fill out a brief post-event survey.

 

Please note that session briefings are now available for download on the conference website. We invite you to revisit material introduced during the event and encourage you to reach out to our office with any further questions!

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Longleaf Stewardship Fund Announce $6.5 Million in Grants to Benefit Longleaf Pine Forests and Wildlife across the Southeast

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently announced 28 conservation grants totaling a record $6.5 million to restore, enhance and protect the longleaf pine forest in eight Southeast states, benefitting species like the federally endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and at-risk gopher tortoise. The grants will generate $7.9 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of $14.4 million.

The grants were awarded through the Longleaf Stewardship Fund, a public-private partnership between NFWF and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and more. Further information on the grants is available here.

REPI Story Map

The REPI Story Map is a new tool intended to provide a REPI 101 briefing to audiences unfamiliar with the Program. The Story Map outlines the history, maturation, and growth of the REPI Program and its suite of tools, and contextualizes where the activities have occurred through tandem use of the REPI Interactive Map.

The REPI Story Map, shown below, is available through the REPI Story Map section of the website or at REPImap.org/storymap.

REPI Interactive Map

The REPI Interactive Map is now available. It can be found under the Resources section of the website, or by going to REPImap.org.

Curious to know what it looks like? You can see a screenshot below of all 80 installations with REPI buffer partnerships across the U.S. Using the tool, you will also be able to change the mapping parameters to view all DoD (REPI and non-REPI) installations, installations by Service, and state policy options for supporting military installations and ranges. For more information, access the REPI Interactive Map page under the Resources section of the website.

REPI in the News

522 in Charles County Slated for New Wildlife Management Area. Southern Maryland Online (Annapolis, MD) reports that on February 21, the Board of Public Works unanimously approved a Maryland Department of Natural Resources acquisition of 522 acres in Charles County for the development of a new Wildlife Management Area. The acquisition was leveraged with funds from the DoD’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program (REPI) and will protect ecologically-sensitive habitat such as wetlands and woodlands, while providing an excellent location for recreational activities.

How the Military Helps Protect Natural Landscapes. The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) Blog reports that following its designation as a Sentinel Landscape, Fort Huachuca and its surrounding communities have evolved into an area that supports natural resource sustainability and protects military and testing activities. One issue area that the Sentinel Landscape has focused its attention on is water; Fort Huachuca and its surrounding communities have faced a historical battle with water scarcity. Located in the Arizona dessert, water scarcity has been an ongoing concern for the Fort, with operations requiring groundwater resources to support its infrastructure and employee population. The USDA Forest Service Cooperative Forestry Program helps mitigate this challenge by providing technical assistance and support for wetlands restoration and protected species. With the help of the USDA, and through the framework of the Sentinel Landscape Partnership, the Fort has reduced its groundwater usage by nearly two-thirds. Furthermore, the Sentinel Landscape has taken strides to support working ranches and restore critical habitats surrounding the military installation.

Camp Ripley Sentinel Landscape Sustains the Forests of the Mississippi Headwaters. The U.S Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forestry and Conservation Blog (Washington, D.C) reports that the USDA Forest Service Forest Stewardships Program has helped over 260 private landowners develop forest management plans in areas surrounding the Camp Ripley military facility. The forest management plans are tailored to the needs of the individual landowners and range from improving tree help to wildlife habitat conservation to generating income. These partnerships fall under the larger Camp Ripley Sentinel Landscape Partnership designated in July, 2016. Sentinel Landscapes aim to promote natural resource sustainability in areas surrounding military installations.