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The WRP Military Readiness, Homeland Security, Disaster Preparedness and Aviation (MRHSDP&A) Committee in 2016-2017 will:

  • Support the 2016-2017 WRP Regional Assessment Report (see WRP Steering Committee) by exploring relevant WRP Partners’ MRHSDP&A-related issues and needs and identifying potential resources available to address them. Additional issues and recommendations may also result from the Regional Assessment
  • Support military readiness by providing information on the DoD mission in the WRP region and serving as a forum to address compatible land uses in the vicinity of military operations
  • Provide a forum for collaboration and information sharing on members’ respective homeland security/disaster preparedness missions to foster awareness of the interdependence among Partners
  • Serve as a forum for aviation users by sharing information on changes to airspace use within the WRP region, including developments in NextGen and the integration of UAS into the National Airspace System and highlighting potential impacts

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2014 REPI RFP 2014 REPI Challenge0.23 MB 11/29/2013
2014 REPI Pre-Proposal Form 2014 REPI Challenge0.56 MB 11/29/2013
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April 2012 MRHSDP&A Related Updates Related News and Updates1.17 MB 4/23/2012
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WRP State Support for Military Testing and Training Overview of State Laws and Executive-Level Administrative Support5.91 MB 8/13/2014
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Jan 7- Feb 17 2014 MRHSDP&A Update Committee related update0.71 MB 2/19/2014
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Guide to Working with DoD Overview of DoD mission with focus on WRP Region2.97 MB 8/13/2014
WRP Airspace Sustainability Overview Airspace Sustainability overview document1.58 MB 8/13/2014
MET Tower Fact Sheet MET Tower Fact Sheet0.26 MB 8/13/2014
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2015 WRP Steering Committee and WRP Committee Priorities 2015 priorities0.68 MB 8/31/2015
WRP State Support for Military Testing and Training 2015 Overview of State Laws and Administrative Efforts Supporting Military Mission and Best Practices1.09 MB 8/10/2015
WRP Airspace Sustainability Overview 2015 Brief Overview for Policy Makers and Planners of Aviation Sustainability Concerns, Aviation Coordination Best Practices and Aviation Resources0.75 MB 8/10/2015
MET Tower Fact Sheet 2015 Information on Meteorological (MET) Towers0.25 MB 8/10/2015
Guide to Working with DoD 2015 Overview of DoD mission0.81 MB 8/10/2015
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WRP Regional Strengths, Areas of Commonality and Emerging Issues Highlights of WRP Regional Strenghts, Areas of Commonality and Emerging Issues8.32 MB 9/28/2016
MET Tower Fact Sheet 2016 Information on Meteorological (MET) Towers0.09 MB 9/28/2016
24. MRHSDP&A August News 8/16/2012
Related News July 10 - August 13, 2012

25. MRHSDP&A June News 7/10/2012
Related News June 19 - July 10, 2012

30. Governor and Land Commissioner Celebrate Leasing of State Trust Land near Melrose to U.S. Air Force 3/12/2012
A lease signing ceremony took place today in Santa Fe, New Mexico resulting in the lease of a large parcel of ...

32. Public Invited to Participate in 90-Day Comment Period for Flood Maps 10/19/2011
After months of collaboration and the continuous sharing of information resulting in revised flood map panels,...

33. Homeland Security Advisory Council Task Force on Secure Communities Findings and Recommendations 9/29/2011
Homeland Security Advisory Council - The Task Force on Secure Communities is a subcommittee of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) and wa...

34. DHS Announces More Than $2.1 Billion in Preparedness Grants 9/12/2011
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced today final allocations for 12 preparedness grant pr...

35. DHS Announces More Than $2.1 Billion in Preparedness Grants 8/29/2011
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced today final allocations for 12 preparedness grant pr...

36. Region 6 Border 2012 Program 2011 Request for Proposals 7/28/2011
The Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC), through this Request for Proposals (RFP) is soliciting p...

38. FEMA Encourages Americans to Participate in September’s National Preparedness Month 7/25/2011
Eighth Annual National Preparedness Month in September: "A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare," Encourages Am...

39. United Statesand Mexico Announce Safe, Secure Cross-Border Trucking Program 7/6/2011
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes Dionisio Arturo Pèrez-...

40. Border Energy Forum 5/23/2011
The next Border Energy Forum is in El Paso, Texas, on October 27-28, 2011.

41. EPA and Mexico Develop $13.9 million Project to Improve Border 5/23/2011
Today, partners and stakeholders of the U.S.–Mexico Border 2012 National Coordinators announced the initiation...

42. Drought Preparedness in the West: Findings and Recommendations 2/10/2011
A 2011 drought preparedness report is now available on the Western Governors' Association Web site.

44. FEMA Region 9 AFG Grant Programs Update 12/3/2010
AFG 2010 award announcements have begun but will be sporadic through the holidays.

45. Demonstration forest in Utah will be a place to practice and learn forest management 9/21/2010
Southern Utah University and the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands are working together to creat...

47. Governor Schwarzenegger Launches First-in-the-Nation Disaster Corps 7/9/2010
Governor Schwarzenegger today launched the first-in-the-nation Disaster Corps to professionalize, standardize ...

48. Key lawmaker emphasizes need for new border security technology 7/9/2010
The Homeland Security Department plans to seek out new technologies and rely more heavily on state and local g...

49. NFPA forms Wildland Fire Operations Advisory Committee 5/20/2010
The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Division of Wildland Fire Operations has recruited a diverse...

50. Prevention works: publication shows education efforts make a difference 5/20/2010
A new publication from the U.S. Forest Service, Net Benefits of Wildfire Prevention Education, indicates that ...

51. 'True Cost of Wildfire' report updated 5/6/2010
The Western Forestry Leadership Coalition recently updated their 2009 report, The True Cost of Wildfire in the...

52. Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Executive Order to Boost State's Wildfire Preparedness and Resources 5/6/2010
As part of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's ongoing commitment to emergency preparedness, today he issued Exec...

53. Inmates get wildfire training in advance of California's fire season 4/29/2010
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) recently held a training for inmates in a...

54. Governor Brewer Announces Arizona Border Security Plan 4/29/2010
Plan Focused on National Guard Actions, $10 million in Support of Local Law Enforcement in the Arizona Border ...

55. Governor Sends Letter to President Obama Asking for Action to Protect America's Borders 4/29/2010
Governor Jim Gibbons today sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking that President Obama and his Adminis...

57. Interior and Homeland Security Collaborate on Border Protection, Resource Conservation along US/Mexico Border 3/15/2010
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar met with Department of the Interior and Department of Homeland Security ...

58. Secretary Napolitano Announces Grant Guidance for More Than $250 Million in Fiscal Year 2010 Transit Security Grants 1/5/2010
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the release of application gu...

59. $41M ASU project targets nuclear disasters 12/24/2009
Arizona State University will lead a $41 million research project to develop systems to help first responders ...

60. Agencies join forces to stop arms trafficking to Mexico 12/16/2009
U.S. officials estimate that more than 90 percent of the cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines that enter the U...

61. NASF Fire Committee Chair Vicki Christiansen interviewed on FLAME Act 12/4/2009
NASF Fire Committee Chair and Arizona State Forester Vicki Christiansen was interviewed by Oregon Public Broad...

63. FEMA Engages Stakeholders To Discuss National Flood Insurance Program 11/10/2009
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced a new avenue for the public to provide input re...

66. Gov. Schwarzenegger and Gov. Osuna Millán Sign MOU to Increase Collaboration Between California and Baja California 11/2/2009
Build on Cooperative Efforts to Create a More Vibrant Economy, Healthier Environment in Border Region

67. Senate sends Interior appropriations bill to President Obama 11/2/2009
The Senate on Thursday sent President Obama the $32.2 billion fiscal 2010 Interior-Environment Appropriations ...

69. Scientists study ecology after Station fire in Los Angeles 10/14/2009
A multiagency team of state and federal forest and wildlife representatives are studying the environmental aft...

70. State Foresters praise Interior bill that sets up FLAME Fund 10/8/2009
Senate leaders unanimously approved the creation of a separate source of funding for federal agencies to suppr...

71. Secretary Napolitano and FEMA Administrator Fugate Unveil New Ads to Encourage Emergency Preparedness 9/21/2009
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today joined with Federal Emergency Managemen...

72. DHS, DOJ, and Mexico Announce Initiative to Bolster Investigative Cooperation 8/18/2009
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano, Mexican Attorney General Eduardo Medina-Mora...

73. Tom Tidwell appointed Chief of the Forest Service 6/23/2009
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that Tom Tidwell will serve as the new Chief for the U.S. Fo...

74. Appropriations bill for Forest Service and Interior heads to the House floor 6/23/2009
The House Appropriations Committee finished its markup of the fiscal 2010 spending bill for the Interior Depar...

75. Regional differences often complicate progress in defining 'renewable biomass' 6/23/2009
An article from E&E News analyzes differences among the West, Northeast and Southeast where lawmakers

76. Secretary Napolitano Announces Southwest Border Task Force 6/10/2009
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced today the formation of the Hom...

77. Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative: Boosting Border Security and Efficiency 6/10/2009
Before January 2008, United States and Canadian citizens were not required to present specific travel document...

78. Where can I learn about dam safety? 6/4/2009
Of the more than 79,500 dams in the United States, about one third pose a "high" or "significant" hazard to li...

79. Strategies to Reduce Fatalities 6/4/2009
Cutting by half the number of deaths due to traffic accidents is a primary goal of AASHTO's authorization plan...

80. DHS Announces Guidance for More than $500 Million in Recovery Act-Funded Preparedness Grants 6/4/2009
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today released application guidance for more than $500 million ...

81. What is the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative? 6/4/2009
As of June 1, 2009, under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), a passport or WHTI-compliant docume...

82. Ag secretary asserts executive power over roadless area decisions 6/4/2009
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that all proposed activities in roadless areas

83. Human-caused wildfires increase in CA 6/4/2009
Government statistics show that a growing number of wildfires in California are caused by people.

84. Forest tax seminar June 12 in Washington, DC 6/4/2009
The U.S. Forest Service is offering a Forest Tax Primer seminar June 12 in Washington, DC.

85. Bruce Wight named NRCS National Forester 6/4/2009
Bruce Wight has been named National Forester for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

86. Fire Station Construction Grants Coming Soon 6/4/2009
The Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grants (FSC) will p...

87. Secretary Napolitano Announces $60 Million in Operation Stonegarden Grants for Border States 6/4/2009
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced fiscal year 2009 Operati...

88. U.S. – Mexico cleaner air, water, environmental successes now on video 5/20/2009
Mexico border environmental achievements in cleaner air, water infrastructure improvements and the removal of ...

89. Supplemental to allow new troop deployment to border 5/20/2009
The pending supplemental spending bill for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan includes funding to deploy Nationa...

91. Feds, state fight California fires on fiscal front 5/14/2009
Well before balls of flame engulfed the hills of Santa Barbara, the federal government was already taking an a...

92. New Border Policy 3/30/2009
International Conference & Congressional Briefing Brochure

93. One month left to comment on the draft 2010 National Report on Sustainable Forests 3/30/2009
The Draft National Report on Sustainable Forests-2010 describes the state of forests in the U.S. and the indic...

94. Focus+Priority=Outcome: Redesign Report Card available 3/30/2009
NASF and the U.S. Forest Service have released the 2008 "Redesign Report Card," a 32-page report that takes a ...

95. Tax planning guide for private forest owners 3/30/2009
The USFS Southern Research Station and its collaborators recently released the tax planning guide called "Esta...

96. State Foresters applaud FLAME Act, urge quick passage by Congress 3/26/2009
House and Senate leaders introduced bipartisan legislation this week designed to alleviate funding problems ca...

97. USDA releases first wave of stimulus funding 3/26/2009
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that USDA will be delivering its first actions implement...