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.
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This workshop will explore the emerging topic of military installation resilience, highlighting efforts to respond to changing environmental conditions. Presenters will discuss best practices to provide Military Service and partner participants with the knowledge needed to execute successful REPI resilience projects.
Click here to register for the November 18 Resiliency & Readiness Virtual Workshop - A National Look at Military Installation Resilience.
Click here for directions on how to join the webinar.
View this flyer for more information on the resilience themed events planned for this fall.
Click here to watch the SERPPAS Coastal Resilience Principals Session from September 16, 2020. Download the accompanying slides by clicking here.
Check out the new resilience layers on the REPI Interactive Map including:
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.