About Sentinel Landscapes

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense and the Interior announced an initiative in 2013 - the Sentinel Landscapes Partnership. Sentinel Landscapes are working or natural lands important to the Nation’s defense mission  – places where preserving the working and rural character of key landscapes strengthens the economies of farms, ranches, and forests; conserves habitat and natural resources; and protects vital test and training missions conducted on those military installations that anchor such landscapes.

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25
MILLION
Approximate number of acres of military land, air, and water resources owned, operated, or managed by DoD.
$38
MILLION
Funding committed to Sentinel Landscapes designations by the federal partner agencies along with state, private, and non-profit partners through 2015.
1
MILLION
Number of U.S. farmland acres developed each year.
more than
400
Number of federally protected plants and animals that live on DoD managed lands
50%
Percentage of all endangered and threatened species in the U.S. that are found on private land.