The Department of Defense’s (DOD) goal is to support the military’s combat readiness mission by ensuring continued access to the nearly 27 million acres of military land, air, water, and cultural resources and built infrastructure needed to accomplish vital military operations. Collectively, the Environmental Planning & Conservation (EP&C) portfolio enables environmental conservation, cultural and tribal stewardship and partnerships, environmental equity and justice, and all-hazards emergency planning, response, and recovery to facilitate full-spectrum installation resilience through innovation, synergy, and leadership. The efforts and coordination of the EP&C programs allows the Department to effectively manage, protect, and steward our National natural and cultural resources, tribal relations, and installation community health and resilience while successfully executing our national defense mission.


EP&C LeadershipEP&C Leadership

Ryan Orndorff


Director, Environmental Planning & Conservation

Elizabeth (Liz) Galli-Noble


Program Director, Legacy Resource Management Program

Kathryn (Kate) Plimpton


Deputy Federal Preservation Office & Cultural Resources Program Lead

Alicia Sylvester


Senior Tribal Advisor and Liaison

Anne Jewell


Program Manager, Wildland Fire & Emergency Services

Terry Bowers


Environmental Planning and Conservation Policy, Environmental Justice