Military Installation Resiliency Review


Awarded by the Department of Defense Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation, the Lowcountry Council of Governments in partnership with Beaufort County, the City of Beaufort, and the Town of Port Royal is preparing a Military Installation Resilience Review (MIRR) for Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Paris Island. The MIRR focuses on the communities surrounding the two installations. Below is the map illustrating infrastructure and and social vulnerability of the communities.

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The goal is to develop strategies and an implementation plan protecting resources necessary to enhance the community resilience and the resilience of the military installations. The MIRR approach consists of three main tasks including:

  • Task 1: Identify and define threats, impacts, and unmet needs
  • Task 2: Assess vulnerability and risk
  • Task 3: Refine and prioritize projects and policies
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With the assistance of the consulting team of Sherwood Design Engineers, One Architecture, Biohabitats, Geoscience, White and Smith LLC, and Ensafe, the MIRR started in March 2021 and was complete in March 2022. A final report is now available HERE.

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For any questions or additional information, please contact Stephanie Rossi, Planning Director at the Lowcountry Council of Governments at 843-473-3958 or

Previous Works:

2017 Beaufort Joint Land Use Study: SLR and Infrastructure
2015 MCAS Beaufort JLUS
2015 MCRD Parris Island JLUS