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REPI in the News

Below is local and national media coverage for the Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program. These news stories feature REPI partnerships that serve as an innovative way to address land use and resource challenges that threaten military readiness, while enhancing relationships with communities and preserving the environment.

All stories prior to 2020 are archived by year under "News."

January 2020

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.