How to Develop Your Sentinel Landscapes

How do you develop a Sentinel Landscape? Articulating requirements, whether you call it your military mission footprint or your "missionscape," is a first step in your holistic encroachment management planning and serves as the basis for your Sentinel Landscape. Learn about efforts to define and develop Sentinel Landscapes and how that feeds into requirements for REPI buffers and other encroachment management tools. Learn more »

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.

Did You Know?

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.