Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS)

Projects

Sentinel Landscapes

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense and the Interior announced a new initiative in 2013 - the Sentinel Landscapes Partnership, a nationwide collaboration dedicated to promoting natural resource sustainability in areas surrounding military installation...

Threatened, Endangered, and At-Risk Species

The SERPPAS At-Risk Species action team works collaboratively to reduce the likelihood of listing more than 400 species as threatened or endangered over the next decade. The team coordinates and advances cooperative conservation efforts by partners to improve the status of candidate and petitioned species, which may help avoid the need for Federal protection. Action is focused on proactive cons...

Southeast Wildland Fire Initiative

Fire is a critically important agent of renewal in natural ecosystems, but uncontrolled wildfires can pose a substantial risk to people and infrastructure. In recent years, the risks associated with wildfire have captured public attention as large forest fires raged in the west. In the Southeast, there are more acres treated with prescribed fires than any other region and more fire-adapted natu...

Coastal Resilience and Regional Adaptation

As sea-level rise, heightened storm damage, and water availability are intensifying, states, communities, and military installations are assessing vulnerabilities, managing risks, and adapting to changing environmental conditions. The Marine Resilience and Regional Adaptation team works to share and serve as a repository for up-to-date information, address common regional issues, coordinate cro...

Southeast Conservation Finance Initiative

SERPPAS works with numerous Federal and state agencies and the Military Services to leverage funding and kick start projects.  However, projects have often run into funding challenges due to eligibility and leverage requirements. In May 2015, the Principals charged the Steering Committee to explore a Conservation Finance Initiative that helps identify funding and financing tools for projects th...