The University Cooperative for Readiness and Conservation provides a programmatic framework to deliver training, conservation, and solutions that the Department of Defense (DoD) and its partners require to protect and sustain the operational mission footprint, natural resources and rural communities.


Want to stand out to those hiring for natural resource positions within military bases?

The Certificate in Military Sustainability is a unique web-based graduate program (non-thesis) that provides students with an understanding of the interrelationships among ecology, economics, policy and culture, as factors that influence natural resource conservation and management on military lands.


Coming together is a beginning.  Keeping together is progress.  Working together is Success.

Henry Ford


Did You Know?

  • Approximately 25 million acres of military land, air, and water resources are owned, operated, or managed by the Department of Defense
  • $38 million in funding has been committed to Sentinel Landscapes designations by the federal partnership agencies along with state, private, and non-profit partners through 2015
  • One million acres of U.S. farmland are developed each year
  • More than 300 federally protected plants and animals live on Department of Defense managed lands
  • 50% of all endangered and threatened species in the U.S. are found on private lands

 Learn more about the Sentinel Landscapes Partnership

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