Enhancing Readiness. Promoting Safety. Protecting the Environment. Creating Resilient Communities.
The Legacy Program is a 33-year-old strategic and competitive funding program that has served as a DOD conservation program leader and an incubator of innovative DOD land management strategies and installation priorities. The mission of the Legacy Program is to provide coordinated, Department wide and partnership-based integration of military mission readiness with the conservation of irreplaceable natural and cultural resources.Learn More
As stewards of the Nation's largest inventory of federally managed historic properties, DOD strives to maintain, promote, and interpret the cultural resources it manages, both to support the defense mission and to preserve the country's military heritage for future generations.Learn More
Through the DOD American Indian and Alaska Native instructions and policies, the Department is committed to respecting the sovereignty of Indian nations, the rights of self-determination and self-governance, government-to-government relations, and fulfilling federal trust responsibilities.Learn More
The occurrence of well-managed wildland fire on the DOD landscape plays a significant role in the structure and function of the diverse ecosystems and habitats, the accessibility of training lands for conducting training and testing missions, and the safe, effective management of wildfires.Learn More
DOD maintains readiness and sustains mission assurance (MA) by establishing and maintaining a comprehensive, all-hazards Emergency Management (EM) Program. Additionally, the DOD Fire & Emergency Services (F&ES) program ensure the continued function and resilience of personnel, equipment, facilities, infrastructure, and logistics chains; serve as the first line of defense when catastrophes threaten installation personnel, their families, and DOD critical bases of operation.Learn More
DOD addresses Environmental Justice through its Environmental Justice Strategy, which focuses on identifying the impacts of DOD activities on minority and low-income populations; promoting partnerships with all stakeholders; streamlining Government; and fostering nondiscrimination in DOD programs.Learn More
The Department of Defense’s (DOD) goal is to support the military’s combat readiness mission by ensuring continued access to the nearly 27 million acres of military land, air, water, and cultural resources and built infrastructure needed to accomplish vital military operations. Collectively, the Environmental Planning & Conservation (EP&C) portfolio enables environmental conservation, cultural and tribal stewardship and partnerships, environmental equity and justice, and all-hazards emergency planning, response, and recovery to facilitate full-spectrum installation resilience through innovation, synergy, and leadership. The efforts and coordination of the EP&C programs allows the Department to effectively manage, protect, and steward our National natural and cultural resources, tribal relations, and installation community health and resilience while successfully executing our national defense mission.
Director, Environmental Planning & Conservation
Elizabeth (Liz) Galli-Noble
Program Director, Legacy Resource Management Program
Kathryn (Kate) Plimpton
Deputy Federal Preservation Office & Cultural Resources Program Lead
Senior Tribal Advisor and Liaison
Program Manager, Wildland Fire & Emergency Services
Environmental Planning and Conservation Policy, Environmental Justice