Steve Tryon is the Director of the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance (OEPC) at the U.S. Department of the Interior. He joined OEPC as its Deputy Director in 2019, after spending nearly 20 years with the Bureau of Land Management, and another seven years with the Department and with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. At BLM, Steve served most recently as Deputy Assistant Director, Resources and Planning, where he led policy development and allocated budgets to about two-thirds of BLM’s programs. Prior to that he worked as a Field Manager in Oklahoma and as an Assistant District Manager in Nevada. Before that, he served in a series of jobs in Washington, DC, including acting BLM Budget Officer.
Steve joined the Federal Service in 1993 as Presidential Management Intern. He holds two Master’s degrees from the University of Washington and Bachelor’s of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
The Director, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, is the principal official responsible for: