The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) program facilitates cost-sharing partnerships between the Military Departments, other federal agencies, state and local governments, and private conservation organizations to help relieve or avoid land use conflicts near military installations and address regulatory restrictions that inhibit military activities.
This year’s report summarizes over 15 years of planning and execution data submitted by the Military Services to quantify the extent of known or potential land use conflicts, solutions to address these conflicts, and overall investments in and benefits to military capabilities.
Key takeaways from the report include:
- Encroachment is threatening military installations and ranges across the country
- Encroachment impacts are set to expand rapidly in the near future
- Essential mission capabilities are increasingly challenged by encroachment
- REPI’s minimal investment helps to protect DoD’s high-value assets from costly workarounds
- REPI has saved the Department of Defense $850 million by leveraging partner contributions to complete transactions
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