Stephanie Hertz

Project Manager (214) 334-6643

Stephanie Hertz is the project manager for the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute’s Military Sustainability Program. She supports the Department of Defense Sustainable Ranges Initiative through the Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration program to build conservation partnerships within the Southeast.

Stephanie focuses on large landscape partnerships, including the Sentinel Landscapes Partnership, America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative and Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability. She also supports the development of habitat-driven, landscape-scale conservation solutions for species at risk that provide off-base regulatory options for military base commanders and partnering organizations.

Her primary responsibilities include reviewing proposals for cost-share partnerships between the military services, private conservation groups, and state and local governments to protect military test and training capabilities and to conserve land. She also seeks collaborations with university, nonprofits, and state and federal government agencies to coordinate conservation initiatives. Additionally, Stephanie develops regionwide partnership planning documents and programmatic strategies that support at-risk species conservation.  Species crediting and compensatory mitigation strategies are of special interest in her portfolio.

Before joining the institute, Stephanie gained nine years of experience in the environmental consulting industry. Her areas of expertise are 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. 

Stephanie received a Bachelor of Science in zoology and a master’s degree in wildlife science from Texas A&M University.

In her free time, Stephanie enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and furry canine companion.