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How REPI Can Enhance Installation Resilience

In Fiscal Year 2019, Congress expanded REPI’s authority to address military installation resilience as a key element of the REPI Program. In accordance with 10 U.S.C. § 2684a(a)(2)(B)(ii), REPI projects may engage in activities that protect, restore, and support off-base natural infrastructure. Natural infrastructure solutions must contribute to preventing, preparing for, and recovering from extreme weather-related events or from anticipated or unanticipated changes in environmental conditions. Possible actions to preserve or restore off-base natural infrastructure include restoring wetlands and coastal marshes, reestablishing oyster reefs and submerged aquatic vegetation, restoring shoreline and dune vegetation, removing vegetation that restricts rainwater infiltration, enhancing riparian buffers, and restoring high value habitat.

Be sure to follow this website for updates on REPI’s ongoing resilience efforts. 

Complementary Resilience Programs

In addition to the REPI Program, there are several other programs and awards focused on improving resilience. This list is not exhaustive but demonstrates a diverse range of opportunities available to enhance resilience.

 

Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC)                                                                            (formerly the Office of Economic Adjustment)

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

 

 

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

 

REPI Resilience Webinar Series

View this flyer for more information on the resilience themed events planned for this fall. 

REPI and Resilience at Rally

Click here to watch the practice session of the October, 6, 2020, webinar titled, Enhancing Climate Resilience to Support National Defense which was part of the Land Trust Alliance's 2020 Rally.

SERPPAS Coastal Resilience Webinar

Click here to watch the September 16, 2020, SERPPAS webinar titled, Setting the Stage - The Evolving Role of SERPPAS in Coastal Resilience & Regional Adaptation. Download the accompanying slides by clicking here.

WRP Water Efforts

Click here to watch a recording of the Western Regional Partnership's October 15, 2020, webinar on the Fort Huachuca Sentinel Landscape Partnership's Water Efforts.

*Please note that this recording starts partially into the first presentation.

2019 REPI Resilience Webinar

Click here to view the REPI webinar titled, Leveraging the New REPI Installation Resiliency Authority.  This webinar was recorded on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. 

Engaging at the State and Local Level

Click here to watch the recording of the October 29, 2020, REPI and SERPPAS webinar titled, Engaging at the State and Local Level on Resilience: Insights for the Military from Resilience Leaders. Click here to view the accompanying slides. 

Resiliency & Readiness Virtual Workshop - A National Look at Military Installation Resilience

Thank you for joining us for the Resilience & Readiness Virtual Workshop on November 18, 2020. If you were not able to attend the virtual event, you can watch the recoding and access the event materials below. 

 

Stay tuned for future REPI, SERPPAS, and WRP events and activities!

New Resilience Layers on the REPI Interactive Map

Check out the new resilience layers on the REPI Interactive Map including:

  • Critical Infrastructure (CREST)
  • Critical Facilities (CREST)
  • Storm Surge (CREST)
  • FEMA Flood Hazards
  • Sea-level Rise
  • Historic Fire Parameters
  • Active Fires
  • Public NIFS Wildfire Parameters

Using the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Coastal Resilience Evaluation and Siting Tool, REPI has added “Storm Surge”, “Critical Infrastructure”, and “Critical Facilities” layers to depict changing environmental conditions. Additionally, we have added multiple wildfire layers showing wildfire hazard potential as well as active and historic fires. These new layers are active now and can be access on the REPI Interactive Map website here.

REPI Resilience Library

Check back here to view materials from REPI and other organizations that better explain current resilience authorities and efforts across the country.

REPI Resilience Fact Sheet
Developed by the REPI Office, the REPI Resilience Fact Sheet provides a brief overview of how the REPI program interprets the expanded 10 U.S.C. 2684a authority.  This fact sheet also provides examples of changing environmental conditions impacting DoD installations and ranges and success stories of how Naval Weapons Station Earle, Fort Huachuca, and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point are enhancing installation resilience.
Please click here to download this document. 

 

REPI and Resilience 
Developed by the Texas A&M University Natural Resources Institute, the REPI and Resilience paper introduces the expanded 10 U.S.C. 2684a authority. It explains how installations and partners can leverage this authority to address changing environmental conditions. 
Please click here to download this document. 

 

 

Resilience Authorities
The Resilience Authorities document provides an overview of the amendments to 10 U.S.C. 2684a and the Sikes Act (16 U.S.C. §670 c-1). It details natural infrastructure solutions and other actions the Services can take to maintain or improve military installation resilience.
Please click here to download this document.