The DoD REPI Program is a key tool for combating encroachment on incompatible development near military installations that can limit or restrict critical military training, testing, and operations. The REPI Program preserves and enhances these military missions by helping remove or avoid land-use conflicts near installations, ranges and their associated facilities, range infrastructure and airspace, as well as addressing regulatory restrictions that inhibit military activities.

A key component of the REPI Program is the use of encroachment management partnerships, referred to as REPI projects, among the Military Services, local and state governments, and private conservation groups. These win-win partnerships share the cost of acquisition of easements or other interests in land from willing sellers to preserve land uses that are compatible with military missions and natural habitats near installations and ranges that help sustain critical military capabilities.

Counties have been active partners in REPI projects across the nation. REPI projects contribute to the longevity of working farms, forests, and ranchlands; increase recreational and open space opportunities for nearby residents and military families; and protect against military relocations that would adversely affect the local economy.

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Additional Program Resources

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Building Resilience and Preserving Missions Through the DoD REPI Program

Join NACo and the Department of Defense’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program for an interactive and educational discussion on disaster resilience and climate change. Counties and military installations alike face growing threats from severe flooding, catastrophic wildfires, drought, and other extreme weather events. Come learn more about how the REPI program can advance resilience and climate action goals and protect critical missions through off-base natural infrastructure solutions.

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Supporting National Defense and Strengthening Local Communities: County and Military Partnerships through the REPI Program

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) program facilitates cost-sharing partnerships between the Military Departments, local governments,  other federal agencies, and private conservation organizations to help relieve or avoid land use conflicts near military installations. 
Join us for this educational webinar to learn more about the REPI program and county-military planning partnerships to maintain military readiness, while preserving open space and working lands, protecting natural resources, and building resilient economies and communities.  

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Leveraging the Farm Bill to Promote Compatible Land Use Near Military Installations

This webinar will explore how programs within the 2018 Farm Bill can be used to promote compatible land use and development near military bases as communities grow, while ensuring continued economic stability and the preservation and use of recreational and working lands. Speakers will help educate county officials and DoD staff on the importance of compatible land use near military installations and some of the various programs in the 2018 Farm Bill that can help preserve local landscapes, benefitting local communities while also supporting DoD’s mission.

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