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).


2018 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. 

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.

A recording is available of the last REPI Webinar on Leveraging Federal Funding: REPI Funds as Match, which took place on Wednesday, March 7, 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.
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 Fall 2017. 

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SAVE-THE-DATE: 2018 Sustaining Military Readiness Conference
REPI Report to Congress and Updated Fact Sheets Now Available

The REPI Program is pleased to announce that the 2018 REPI Report to Congress is now available. The Report summarizes and reviews the achievements of the Program through Fiscal Year 2017: in its 15-year lifespan, the REPI Program has protected 516,413 acres in 93 locations across 31 states.

In conjunction with the release of this year's Report, the Program has also updated the fact sheets on the REPI website.  State and project REPI profiles updated through Fiscal Year 2017 as well as general REPI Program fact sheets are available under Resources.

Georgia Designated as a Sentinel Landscape

The Sentinel Landscapes Partnership has announced the designation of Georgia as the newest Sentinel Landscape. This designation officially recognizes the role that protecting working lands and vital natural resources plays in sustaining the military mission as well as the long-term health of local communities in southern Georgia.

Spanning a significant portion of the state, the Georgia Sentinel Landscape brings together more than 20 partners at the federal, state, and local levels to sustain working farms and forests; protect vital habitat for a number of important species; and promote land uses compatible with the military mission.  Efforts to coordinate mutually beneficial programs among partners in this landscape will promote the military missions of nine important installations and ranges, to include Fort Stewart, Fort Benning, Townsend Bombing Range, Robins Air Force Base, and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.

Additional information about the newly-designated Georgia Sentinel Landscape is available in the DoD and NRCS press releases on the announcement. For more information on the seven designated Sentinel Landscapes as well as the Partnership in general, please visit www.sentinellandscapes.org.

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.