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Kristin Thomasgard

Program Director, Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program, U.S. Department of Defense

About Kristin Thomasgard

Since 2013, Kristin Thomasgard has served as Program Director for the Department of Defense Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program, which links communities, conservation, and national defense.  The REPI program protects military mission capabilities through strategic partnerships with state and local governments and conservation organizations focused on preventing and mitigating restrictions to military activities, and promoting military installation and community resilience to climate change.  To-date, REPI partnerships have permanently conserved over 1.1 million acres of land at 120 installations in 35 states and territories.

Ms. Thomasgard also serves as the federal chair for the Sentinel Landscapes Partnership, founded in 2013 by the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Agriculture, and Department of the Interior.  The partnership is a coalition of federal agencies, state and local governments, and non-governmental organizations that works to advance sustainable land management practices around military installations and ranges by conserving natural resources, bolstering agricultural and forestry economies, and promoting climate change resilience.  To date, the Sentinel Landscape Partnership has designated 11 landscapes across the country.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Thomasgard led training land management and environmental integration programs at Army Headquarters, Training Directorate and served for 8 years in the Army National Guard.  Ms. Thomasgard has a BS in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and an MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.