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J. Mike Bird

Principal / CEO / Forester, Center, Texas

J. Mike Bird


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.

Mike is actively involved as CEO of Bird Forestry, Advanced Ecology, and Silva-Tech/South, Inc.