Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS)

Sentinel Landscapes in the Southeast

Sentinel Landscapes in the Southeast

Three 4th Fighter Wing F-15E Strike Eagles fly over forests and farmland during a training mission. The 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina hosted exercise Razor Talon to provide Air Force and Navy units on the East Coast an opportunity to participate in a low cost training exercise. The Sentinel Landscapes Partnership between DoD, USDA, and DOI works to establish and implement a coordinated and comprehensive strategy within a defined landscape to promote compatible land use around military bases, coordinate the delivery of Federal programs to landowners, and encourage State, Local, and NGO/private participation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Eric Harris/Released)

Description

Why? Increased population growth and development, inadequate planning and other incompatible land uses, threatens the ability of military installations to carry out their mission.

How? In response to these growing challenges, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA), Defense (DoD), and the Interior (DoI) established the Sentinel Landscapes Partnership as a nationwide collaboration dedicated to promoting conservation, working lands, and national defense readiness. The SERPPAS Sentinel Landscapes Work Group connects currently designated partnerships in the Southeast to address shared challenges, share lessons learned and promote the Sentinel Landscapes Partnership’s mission in the Southeast. The Work Group disseminates information to developing partnerships in the Southeast, and serves as a regional coordinating body between currently designated and future Sentinel Landscapes partnerships.

Benefit? Sentinel Landscapes benefit the military mission by promoting compatible land use near military installations; strengthening the economies of forests and farms surrounding military bases; improving coordination between the military services, local governments, and state and federal agencies; and encouraging state interest and prioritization of resources supporting military installations and surrounding communities.

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Documents Library

Date Title Author
03/15/21 2021 REPI Report to Congress REPI
08/26/20 2020 Sentinel Landscapes Accomplishments Report Sentinel Landscapes Partnership
05/18/20 2019 ALRI Range-wide Accomplishments Report America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative
04/26/20 Keeping Forests Fact Sheet: They’re Working for You. We’re Working for Them Keeping Forests
04/26/20 Keeping Forests Fact Sheet: The Mission-Critical Movement for Forests Keeping Forests
04/26/20 Keeping Forests Fact Sheet: Support Our Planets Hardest Workers Keeping Forests
03/20/20 REPI Interactive Map Fact Sheet REPI
03/09/20 2020 REPI Report to Congress REPI
07/25/19 2019 Sentinel Landscapes Accomplishments Report Sentinel Landscapes Partnership
05/31/19 State Landowner Programs SERPPAS
05/31/19 State Legislation and Contacts SERPPAS
05/15/19 Engaging Landowners in Conservation: A Complete Guide to Designing Programs and Communications TELE
02/21/19 2019 REPI Report to Congress REPI
06/28/18 SERPPAS Sentinel Landscapes in the Southeast Fact Sheet SERPPAS Sentinel Landscapes Work Group
05/16/18 2017 Range-wide Accomplishments Report America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative
04/01/18 Assessing the State of Landscape Conservation Initiatives in North America: A Survey and Report Network for Landscape Conservation
03/02/18 2018 REPI Report to Congress REPI
09/27/17 National Sentinel Landscapes Workshop: Executive Summary SL FCC
04/30/17 America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative 2016 Range-Wide Accomplishment Report Longleaf Partnership Council
02/22/17 SERPPAS Sentinel Landscapes Workshop Summary & Recommendations SERPPAS Sentinel Landscapes Work Group
12/12/16 2016 Sentinel Landscapes Accomplishment Report DoD, USDA, DOI
12/12/16 Guidance for FY17 Sentinel Landscapes Application Process Sentinel Landscapes Federal Coordinating Committee
09/21/16 Military Installation Public-to-Public Partnerships RAND Corporation
03/16/16 2016 REPI Report to Congress REPI
11/18/15 NC Working Lands Train the Trainer Program North Carolina Sentinel Landscapes Partnership
12/31/14 Conserving Working Lands: A Land Legacy Handbook with Tools and Resources to Guide Your Conservation Planning Journey North Carolina State University
08/01/14 The Economic Contributions of WMAs in Georgia 2013: A statewide and county-level analysis Georgia DNR
12/13/13 Sentinel Landscapes MOU N/A

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News Stories

Date Title Author
03/30/21 The Network for Landscape Conservation Newsletter: March 2021 Network for Landscape Conservation
03/15/21 Announcing the 2021 Catalyst Fund RFP Network for Landscape Conservation
03/11/21 Study Points to Urgency for Land and Water Conservation Funding RTI International
02/20/21 The Longleaf Alliance Leads a Three-Year Prescribed Fire Pilot Project in the GA Sentinel Landscape The Longleaf Alliance
02/01/21 Avon Park Air Force Range and USFWS Video Air Force
01/28/21 The Network for Landscape Conservation Newsletter: January 2021 Network for Landscape Conservation
01/22/21 Navy Region Southeast Installation Receive Encroachment Protection Funds Navy Region Southeast
01/13/21 DOD Releases Report on Defense Spending by State in Fiscal Year 2019 DoD
01/11/21 Sentinel Landscapes Designation Cycle Now Open Sentinel Landscapes Partnership
12/20/20 A Tale of Two Parcels: Case Examples Using REPI in Coastal Georgia Conservation Finance Network
11/30/20 The Network for Landscape Conservation Newsletter: November 2020 Network for Landscape Conservation
11/24/20 REPI Newsletter: November 2020 REPI
11/20/20 NFWF Longleaf Stewardship Fund 2021 Request for Proposals NFWF
10/16/20 The Longleaf Alliance Seeks Georgia Sentinel Landscape Pilot Project Coordinator The Longleaf Alliance
10/15/20 2020 REPI Challenge Award Recipients Announced REPI
10/09/20 2021 REPI Challenge Award RFP REPI
10/08/20 2020 Report on REPI Program Outcomes and Benefits to Military Mission Capabilities REPI
10/01/20 Arbor Day Foundation Reforestation Request for Proposal Arbor Day Foundation
10/01/20 NRCS Releases Application Guidance for Regional Conservation Partnership Program NRCS
09/25/20 Proposed Downlisting of Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Under Endangered Species Act USFWS
09/01/20 REPI Newsletter: September 2020 REPI
08/26/20 Partnership Aims to Bolster Military Readiness, Protect Environment DoD
08/25/20 Network for Landscape Conservation 2020 Catalyst Fund Grant Awards Network for Landscape Conservation
08/21/20 Registration Now Open for $380 Million Hurricane Michael Timber and Irrigation Recovery Block Grant Programs FL DACS
08/19/20 Florida Forest Service, U.S. Forest Service, Agencies Sign Shared Stewardship Agreement FL Forest Service, FL DACS, FL FWC, USFS, NRCS
08/17/20 USFS Landscape Scale Restoration Program RFP Due September 18th USFS
08/06/20 2020 National Public Lands Day Department of Defense Awards Open for Applications Until Aug. 16th National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)
07/31/20 The Network for Landscape Conservation Newsletter: July 2020 Network for Landscape Conservation
07/22/20 Great American Outdoors Act Approved by Congress Land Trust Alliance
07/21/20 Alabama Military Stability Foundation Launches Service Member Resource Website Alabama Military Stability Foundation
07/15/20 Army Program Protects Training Lands U.S. Army
07/13/20 North Carolina Coastal Land Trust Protects Acres for Salmon Creek State Natural Area NC Coastal Land Trust/REPI
06/12/20 Conservation of Defense: Opportunities to Promote Conservation Through Military Readiness Environmental Policy Innovation Center
06/01/20 REPI Newsletter: June 2020 REPI
05/29/20 The Network for Landscape Conservation Newsletter: May 2020 Network for Landscape Conservation
05/19/20 TNC and Partners Protect Biodiverse Rafter T Ranch The Nature Conservancy
05/18/20 ALRI Illustrates Substantial Gains in 2019 Range-wide Accomplishment Report America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative
05/01/20 REPI Newsletter: May 2020 REPI
04/16/20 Georgia Sentinel Landscape Partnership Awarded $2.1 Million Grant from USDA Georgia Conservancy
04/01/20 REPI Newsletter: April 2020 REPI
03/31/20 The Network for Landscape Conservation Newsletter: March 2020 Network for Landscape Conservation
03/30/20 Sentinel Landscapes: Uniting People, Securing the Future Network for Landscape Conservation
03/05/20 13th Biennial Longleaf Conference Call for Abstracts The Longleaf Alliance
03/03/20 REPI Newsletter: February 2020 REPI
02/11/20 NC Wildlife Resources Commission Searching for New Executive Director NC WRC
02/03/20 REPI Newsletter: January 2020 REPI
01/28/20 Central Florida Regional Planning Council Organizes Field Day at Avon Park Air Force Range Avon Park Air Force Range
01/17/20 NCDA&CS joins USDA and Air Force for Historic Conservation Partnership NCDA&CS
01/14/20 The Network for Landscape Conservation Newsletter: January 2020 Network for Landscape Conservation
12/12/19 REPI Newsletter Fall 2019 Edition REPI
11/26/19 Georgia Sentinel Landscape Quarterly Newsletter: Fall 2019 Georgia Sentinel Landscape
11/11/19 The Network for Landscape Conservation Newsletter: November 2019 Network for Landscape Conservation
10/22/19 Midlands Area Joint Installation Consortium, SC The Conservation Fund
10/14/19 Important conservation easement closed adjacent to the Avon Park AFR Avon Park AFR Sentinel Landscape
10/03/19 2019 REPI Challenge Recipient: Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay REPI
10/01/19 Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy October Newsletter SECAS
10/01/19 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative & Regulatory Actions: October 2019 U.S. Army REEO
09/26/19 New agreement between federal, state agencies highlights cooperative approach to land management USDA Forest Service
09/03/19 USDA NRCS Announces $300 Million for RCPP Projects FY19 USDA NRCS
09/03/19 The Network for Landscape Conservation Bimonthly Newsletter NLC
09/03/19 Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy September Newsletter SECAS
09/03/19 U.S. Army Southern Review of Legislative & Regulatory Actions: September 2019 U.S. Army REEO
08/30/19 REPI Newsletter Summer 2019 Edition REPI
08/27/19 NLC Announces Inaugural Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund Award Recipients Network for Landscape Conservation
08/27/19 At Fort Stewart, the Army and the Service Saved RCW and military training US FWS
08/08/19 RFP: The Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program USDA Forest Service
08/05/19 Land Trust Alliance 2018 Annual Report Land Trust Alliance
07/31/19 NC Military Foundation & NC Business Association Combine to Form Defense Alliance of North Carolina Defense Alliance of North Carolina
07/25/19 2019 Sentinel Landscapes Accomplishments Report REPI
07/19/19 North Carolina acquires 2,224 acres for Emily and Richardson Preyer Buckridge Coastal Reserve NC DEQ
06/28/19 Florida Governor Signs Amendment to Military Installation Protection Bill Florida Senate
06/24/19 North Carolina Coastal Land Trust and Partners Protect Important Habitat in Carteret County, North Carolina U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities
05/30/19 The Network for Landscape Conservation Newsletter: May 2019 Network for Landscape Conservation
05/15/19 Engaging Landowners in Conservation: A Complete Guide to Designing Programs and Communications TELE
05/06/19 New NRCS Directives Regarding Water Protection Funds USDA NRCS
04/15/19 NRCS Job Announcements - LLPI Coordinator and National WLFW Coordinator NRCS
04/01/19 Natural Selections Newsletter: Spring 2019 DoD Natural Resources Program
04/01/19 SEFireMap: Overview & Status Update NRCS; U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities; Longleaf Alliance
03/31/19 The Network for Landscape Conservation Newsletter: March 2019 Network for Landscape Conservation
03/27/19 USDA Offers Conservation Assistance to Landowners to Protect Wetlands, Agricultural Lands and Grasslands USDA NRCS
03/20/19 Office of Economic Adjustment Releases “Defense Spending by State” Office of Economic Adjustment
01/30/19 The Network for Landscape Conservation Newsletter: January 2019 Network for Landscape Conservation
01/10/19 The Network for Landscape Conservation Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund Network for Landscape Conservation
12/20/18 Natural Selections Newsletter: Winter 2019 DoD Natural Resources Program
11/01/18 REPI Newsletter Fall 2018 Edition REPI
11/01/18 The Landscape Conservation Bulletin: Network for Landscape Conservation November 2018 Network for Landscape Conservation
09/14/18 Community Adjustment Assistance Expanded to Deal with Threats to Installation Resilience DoD OEA
09/01/18 The Network for Landscape Conservation Newsletter: September 2018 The Network for Landscape Conservation
09/01/18 Understanding Good Neighbor Authority: Case Studies from Across the West Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition
08/31/18 TELE Workshop Teaches Skills for Targeted Outreach NCSU
08/01/18 Network for Landscape Conservation Releases "Pathways Forward: Progress and Priorities in Landscape Conservation" The Network for Landscape Conservation
07/16/18 REPI Newsletter: Spring 2018 REPI
06/13/18 Land near Avon Park Purchased Through Florida's Rural and Family Lands Protection Program Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
05/30/18 Base recognized for conservation work USFWS
05/18/18 Officials Near End of Study to Protect Fort Bragg from 'Bad Neighbors' The Fayetteville Observer
05/07/18 GA Conservation Legislation Signed Into Law Georgia Wildlife Federation
05/01/18 Keeping Forests as Forests Releases 2018-2022 Strategic Plan Keeping Forests as Forests
04/15/18 REPI Newsletter: Winter 2018 REPI
03/01/18 AFWA Releases White Paper, "Landscape Conservation Collaboration" AFWA
02/28/18 Osprey aircraft to land on Bladen Lakes State Forest Bladen Journal
12/19/17 Southern Georgia Named ‘Sentinel Landscape’ for Readiness Enhancement REPI
11/03/17 2018 REPI Challenge RFP US Endowment for Forestry and Communities
09/27/17 REPI Newsletter: Summer 2017 REPI
09/01/17 State Acquires Land in Bay County for Base Buffering of Naval Support Activity Panama City FL DEP
06/21/17 USDA Aims to Work with Landowners to Restore 400,000 Acres of Longleaf Pine Forests on Private Lands USDA NRCS
06/01/17 REPI Newsletter Spring 2017 DoD REPI
05/02/17 REPI Challenge Announcement: Eastern North Carolina Sentinel Landscape Partnership REPI
04/19/17 Emerald Isle land purchase would also help prevent encroachment on military training in the area The Daily News
04/15/17 ALRI Interview with New Chair of Longleaf Partnership Council ALRI
04/05/17 Fort A.P. Hill accepts the 2017 Governor's Environmental Excellence Gold Award US Army Public Affairs
03/30/17 USDA Offers Renewal Options for Expiring Conservation Stewardship Program Contracts USDA NRCS
01/31/17 Longleaf Restoration Gets High Tech Help NFWF
12/14/16 Mapping the South's Protected Forests of the Future Project RFP U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities
12/12/16 2016 Sentinel Landscapes Accomplishment Report DoD, USDA, DOI
11/09/16 New NRCS Partnership Promotes Voluntary Conservation U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities
11/09/16 REPI Fall 2016 Newsletter DoD Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program
09/08/16 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund awards more than $3.8 million for projects NCDAFP
09/01/16 Patriotic Pine: Longleaf Benefits National Defense REPI, Ryan Orndorff
09/01/16 Interview With the President of the Longleaf Alliance America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative
08/22/16 Pentagon Conservation Efforts Protect Rare Species — And Troops' Training Grounds WUNC
07/12/16 More Military Bases Join 'Sentinel Landscapes' for Readiness Enhancement DoD
06/28/16 The Birds and the Bombs BioGraphic
06/22/16 Townsend Bombing Range Fourth Recipient of Funding in 2016 REPI Challenge Cycle DoD REPI Program
02/17/16 The Open Space Institute Seeks Proposals for the Southern Cumberland Land Protection Fund The Open Space Institute
02/17/16 The Open Space Institute Seeks Proposals for the Southeast Resilient Landscapes Fund The Open Space Institute
02/12/16 Fort Huachuca Sentinel Landscape Conservation Project Selected for $5.9 Million NRCS Grant USDA NRCS
02/10/16 USDA Secretary Vilsak Announces Launch of the 2016 Regional Conservation Partnership Program USDA
01/02/16 North Carolina Grants Protect Land, Water, Historic Sites, and Military Buffer Zones Raleigh News & Observer
12/10/15 The Enviva Forest Conservation Fund has been established to fund conservation efforts in North Carolina and Virginia over the next 10 years U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities
11/13/15 Longleaf Stewardship Fund is Requesting Proposals for 2016! Due Date is Thursday, February 4th, 2016 (11:59PM EST) National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
10/09/15 2016 Readiness And Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program Challenge Request for Pre-Proposals U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities
10/04/15 Army, civilians work to maintain coastal Georgia forests Savannah Morning News
09/15/15 North Carolina budget brings some money to Fayetteville Fayetteville Observer
09/01/15 Public-private project will protect water, help longleaf pine restoration and military needs in Scotland County NC DEQ
06/30/15 NFWF Announces $4.6 Million in Funding for Restoration of Longleaf Pine Forest and Ecosystem Across the Southeast NFWF
08/01/14 Sentinel Landscapes: Where Conservation, Working Lands, and National Defense Interests Converge White House
07/17/13 Supporting Military Readiness and Training through Environmental Conservation White House