2016 Sentinel Landscapes Designations Announced

The Sentinel Landscapes Partnership has announced the designation of Avon Park Air Force Range (AFR), Fla., Camp Ripley, Minn., and Eastern North Carolina as the newest Sentinel Landscapes. These designations officially recognize the role that working lands and natural resources play in sustaining the military missions of installations and ranges, and the long-term health of communities.

More information about the three new Sentinel Landscapes is available for download in this factsheet, and press releases about the designations are available from USDA, DoD, and the Interior. As each location continues to work towards their landscape goals, follow their achievements on the designation project pages underneath the Explore tab. 

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?

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