Who We Are
The Sentinel Landscapes Partnership is a coalition of federal agencies, state and local governments, and non-governmental organizations that work with willing landowners and land managers to advance sustainable land use practices around military installations and ranges. Founded in 2013 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, and Department of the Interior, the partnership’s mission is to strengthen military readiness, conserve natural resources, bolster agricultural and forestry economies, increase public access to outdoor recreation, and enhance resilience to climate change.
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What We Do
Advance Sustainable Land Management
We empower landowners and managers to implement sustainable land management practices that have ecological, economic, and national defense benefits. We accomplish this by providing connections with voluntary state and federal assistance programs that meet their individual needs. To learn more about available assistance, please visit our interactive landowner resources tool.
Strengthen Military Readiness
We promote land use around military installations, ranges, and operating spaces that is compatible with national defense and alleviates regulatory restrictions that may inhibit military operations. This enhances the military's ability to carry out testing, training, and operational activities necessary to prepare the warfighter for real-world combat.
Preserve Natural Resources
We restore, enhance, and manage natural resources at the landscape scale by bringing together federal agencies, state and local governments, non-governmental organizations, landowners, and other land managers to address critical issues such as wildfire, water quantity and quality, wildlife habitat connectivity, and ecosystem resilience to climate change.
Support Agricultural Productivity
Recognizing the importance of strong agricultural economies, we support farmers, ranchers, and foresters in meeting their production goals while simultaneously advancing sustainable land management practices that improve water, air, and soil quality.
Increase Access to Recreation
Preserving natural resources and open space stimulates local economic activity through creating opportunities for communities to enjoy the outdoors. We strive to increase public access to outdoor recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, and hiking.
Enhance Resilience to Climate Change
As the impacts of climate change increasingly jeopardize the protection of natural resources, working lands, and national defense, we support the implementation of locally-driven and nature-based climate resilience efforts. This includes actions to protect against wildfire, extreme weather, drought, and sea level rise.