Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS)

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What is SERPPAS?

The Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS) is a unique six-state partnership comprised of state and federal agencies that promotes collaboration in making resource-use decisions supporting conservation of natural resources, working lands, and national defense.

2018 SERPPAS Principals Meeting - Managing Risk for a Resilient Southeast: Sustaining Readiness, Natural Resources and Working Lands

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The mission of SERPPAS is to sustain the collective missions of the partners to protect military readiness and natural resources, to optimize the health and safety of the environment and communities and to promote sustainable rural economies. Because this issue of long-term sustainability crosses geographic and organizational boundaries, the SERPPAS partners work collaboratively to accomplish this mission through identifying opportunities for mutual benefit. This year, the SERPPAS Principals will gather in Fort Walton Beach Florida, hosted by Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), for the 2018 Principals Meeting which will mark 13 years of the partnership’s efforts to accomplish long-term sustainability in the region. In those 13 years, SERPPAS has made many great strides and continues to identify and mitigate current and future risks to that overall mission. This meeting will lay out the objectives of the SERPPAS Partnership over the next three years, identify significant current and future risks, and enable the SERPPAS Principals to continue to work collaboratively to ensure a sustainable and resilient Southeast Region.

*Photo: Airman 1st Class Caleb Pavao, a broadcaster with the 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs office, documents endangered wildlife conservation efforts at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 7, 2017. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Hurlburt Field worked with Eglin Air Force Base staff to create artificial nesting cavities in trees for the Red-cockaded Woodpecker, a process that can take one to 10 years for the bird to make. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marleah Cabano)