Founded in 2009, the Compatible Lands Foundation is a unique and specialized land trust with a mission to support military readiness and resilience through land conservation. CLF partners with military installations throughout the U.S. under the Department of Defense Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) program (https://www.repi.mil/), conserving working lands and open space near military installations.
The REPI Program is an important tool for DOD and its land conservation partners to minimize incompatible land use outside of military bases, enabling critical military training, testing, and resilience activities on the base. As DOD’s REPI Partner, CLF works in surrounding communities where we have a partnership agreement with a local military installation. Currently, CLF is the REPI partner for 14 installations in 8 states. Working with willing landowners near military bases, CLF and the Department of Defense have partnered to preserve 22,000 acres, helping to maintain the military readiness and resilience of our Nation’s military forces.