Principal / CEO / Forester, Center, Texas
Mike Bird graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management. He worked in the forestry industry for several years as a field forester, harvesting engineer, and procurement/management forester before starting Bird Forestry Services, Inc. in 1979 as a traditional forestry consulting firm offering services to private non-industrial landowners in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
As the Bird Forestry Services business developed, Mike recognized other natural resource opportunities associated with land management, reclamation/restoration, enhancement, and preservation. In 1989 Silva-Tech/South, Inc. was created as a vegetation management and reforestation business.
In 1994, Advanced Ecology, Ltd. was formed as an environmental consulting firm, and today, enjoys an outstanding reputation in the industry. With a natural resource background, the AEL team of wildlife biologists approach environmental problem solving using a common-sense approach.
In 2015, Mike merged Bird Forestry with The Crawford Forestry Group to form Bird & Crawford Forestry.
Mike is actively involved as CEO of Bird & Crawford Forestry, Advanced Ecology, and Silva-Tech/South, Inc.