Federal Program Involvement

A key driver of the Sentinel Landscape Partnership is to better align Federal programs to maximize resources and benefits provided to local landowners and stakeholders. In working towards this underlying goal, USDA, DoD, and DOI will make more efficient use of tax dollars, accomplish more on the ground with fewer resources, and better coordinate ongoing and planned interagency efforts.

To help achieve this improved alignment, local Sentinel Landscape partnerships together with the FCC started to track the Federal programs and resources available to each Landscape. The interactive graphic below summarizes the most active and effectively leveraged Federal programs at the designated Landscapes to date. Explore the graphic by hovering over the various priorities and programs to learn more about the role that each plays in meeting the goals in the Partnership.

Preserve open space and wildlands Improve water quality Strengthen populations and create wildlife corridors Improve forest health Protect prime soils Provide assistance for land and water resource management Encourage compatible land use Protect military training routes and special use airspace Provide noise and safety buffers SENTINEL LANDSCAPES Core Values and Programs P r o t e c t V i t a l M i l i t a r y T e s t a n d T r a i n i n g M i s s i o n s C o n s e r v e H a b i t a t a n d N a t u r a l R e s o u r c e s S t r e n g t h e n t h e E c o n o m i e s o f F a r m s , R a n c h e s , a n d F o r e s t s DoD Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program USFWS North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants Migratory Bird Conservation Fund NPS Land and Water Conservation Fund USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Conservation Stewardship Program Environmental Quality Incentives Program Regional Conservation Partnership Program USDA Farm Service Agency Conservation Reserve Program D E P A R T M E N T O F A G R I C U L T U R E F O R E S T S E R V I C E U S USFS State and Private Forestry Forest Legacy Program Forest Stewardship Program Land and Water Conservation Fund Community Forest Program BLM National Conservation Areas