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).
The 2020 REPI Webinar Schedule is now available! Visit our Webinar page for a more detailed explanation of each event in the series.
Please join us for our next webinar, REPI and the National Defense Strategy, on Wednesday, April 8 at 1 PM ET. Click here for detailed instructions on how to participate in this webinar.
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.
The REPI Program releases a monthly 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 February 2020.
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Seventeen years of sustaining mission capabilities with REPI. The 2020 REPI Report to Congress is now available. Through Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, the REPI Program has protected 688,258 acres in 109 locations across 33 states. More information on the Program's accomplishments to-date is available in the 2020 Report. To download the 2020 Report to Congress, please click here.
Streaked Horned Larks Take Advantage of JBLM's Open Spaces. The U.S. Army reports that the federally listed, streaked horned lark is using airfields at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) to nest and forage for food. In order to protect this population of birds, the base limits training activities in areas where the birds are known to be nesting. As a designated Sentinel Landscape, JBLM works with a variety of partners to promote working lands, protect wildlife species and habitat, and ensure military readiness at the base.
NCDA&CS Joins USDA and Air Force for Historic Conservation Partnership. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS) North Carolina (Raleigh, NC) reports that the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has partnered with USDA NRCS and the U.S. Air Force to acquire five conservation easements located beneath Seymour Johnson Air Force Base airspace within the Eastern North Carolina Sentinel Landscape. These easements are the first to ever use funding from these sources at the state and federal levels and the first to utilize a streamlined approach to conservation restrictions.
The 2020 REPI Challenge recognizes projects that preserve and enhance military installations or ranges which host key capabilities identified in the National Defense Strategy. Additional consideration will be given to those projects that leverage the REPI Program’s authority to promote and maintain installation resilience, particularly in the areas of coastal resilience and addressing wildfire threats, as well as projects that leverage multiple authorities to accomplish project goals. The 2020 REPI Challenge is open to all eligible partners at DoD installations and will award up to $15 million in funds by July 2020, subject to availability of funds. The 2020 REPI Challenge Pre-Proposal period is now closed. All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their pre-proposals on February 21, 2020. Full proposals are then due on April 24, 2020, by 8:00 PM ET. For additional information, please visit the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities' website.
The REPI Program is excited to announce that the 2020 Sustaining Military Readiness (SMR) Conference website is live and registration is coming soon! The 2020 SMR Conference will take place on August 11-13, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas at the Grand Hyatt Hotel and is free for all attendees. The 2020 SMR Conference will provide a forum for the DoD and its partners to discuss opportunities to advance the 2018 National Defense Strategy through partnerships and planning. The conference is sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and is expected to attract nearly 1,000 guests from the DoD, Military Services, state and local governments, non-governmental organizations, and other federal agencies. Throughout the event, attendees will hear from prominent leaders, network with colleagues, and participate in immersive workshops.
Visit our website today to sign up for the SMR Conference listserv and learn more about this exciting opportunity!
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.
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.