The REPI Primer Series
A guide to the military’s leading climate change and conservation program
The REPI Program’s mission is to make military installations more resilient to climate change and land use conversion, both of which can restrict the military’s ability to carry out testing and training activities necessary to prepare the warfighter for combat. We accomplish this by partnering with public and private organizations to carry out conservation projects or natural resource restoration efforts around military bases. Through Fiscal Year 2021, DoD has protected nearly 830,000 acres of land to preserve key operational assets, infrastructure, and capabilities.
REPI projects span the United States. They are numerous, complex, and tailored to local needs. Starting one, therefore, can often seem overwhelming. Our primer series is designed to help military installations and their partners prepare for future REPI projects or expand existing ones. These resources explain how REPI projects will benefit your community, support native ecosystems, enhance installation and community resilience to climate change, and more. Some primers are tailored to categories of REPI partners, such as land trusts, conservation districts, or state agencies. Others focus on specific types of REPI projects. To find the primer that meets your needs, visit the Primers page on REPI.mil.