As program coordinator for the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources Military Sustainability Program, Stephanie Hertz supports the Department of Defense Sustainable Ranges Initiative through the Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration program to build conservation partnerships within the southeast. Hertz participates with large landscape partnerships, including the Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability and subcommittee focus areas such as at-risk species, living shorelines and prescribed fire. A primary focus area is the Sentinel Landscapes Partnership, which highlights mutual conservation, working lands and national defense interests. Hertz also provides support to the America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative for the restoration of longleaf pine ecosystems throughout the range of east Texas through the gulf coast region up to southern Virginia.
Before joining the institute, Hertz gained nine years of experience in the environmental consulting industry. Her areas of expertise include environmental assessments and National Environmental Policy Act documentation, including threatened and endangered species reviews, habitat surveys, assessments for sensitive/critical environmental features, identification of environmental constraints, environmental research and wetland delineations.
Hertz received a bachelor of science in zoology and master of wildlife science from Texas A&M University.