Founded in 2009, the Compatible Lands Foundation is a unique and specialized land trust with a mission to promote the conservation, restoration, and preservation of land and natural resources and to foster compatible land use among both public and private landowners. CLF maintains a strong focus on partnering with military installations to protect military readiness through the Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) program, while conserving land and natural resources.
The REPI Program is a key tool for combating encroachment that can limit or restrict military training, testing, and operations. As such, CLF works in surrounding communities where we have a partnership agreement with a military installation. Currently, CLF is the REPI partner for 13 installations in 7 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 of our Nation’s military forces.