August 22, 2019


mike-birdMONTGOMERY, TEXAS – Mike Bird of Center, Texas has been elected Vice President of Texas Forestry Association (TFA).  He was recommended by TFA’s Nominating Committee and approved by the Board of Directors to fill the position in 2017 during TFA’s annual convention held Oct. 26-28, 2016 at La Torretta Resort and Spa in Montgomery, Texas.


“Mike Bird brings a proven and successful background in land management consultation,” said Ron Hufford, Executive Director of TFA.  “We look forward to working with him as TFA creates new partnerships with both private and commercial forest landowners.”


Bird is a 1975 graduate of University of Missouri – Columbia, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management. In 1979, he founded Bird Forestry Services as a traditional forestry consulting firm offering services to private non-industrial landowners in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.


As his business grew, Bird recognized other natural resource opportunities associated with land management including reclamation and restoration, enhancement, and preservation. As a result, in 1989, he created Silva-Tech/South, Inc. as a vegetation and management reforestation business. In 1994, Bird, along with Terry Anderson, created Advances Ecology, Ltd, an environmental consulting firm.


In 2015, he merged Bird Forestry with Sam Crawford and The Crawford Forestry Group to form Bird & Crawford Forestry. Today, Bird is actively involved in both Bird & Crawford Forestry and Advanced Ecology, serving as CEO for Advanced Ecology, Ltd. And Silva-Tech/South, Inc.


Mike Bird was elected Vice President of the Board of Directors during Texas Forestry Association’s annual convention held Oct. 26-28, 2016 at La Torretta Resort and Spa in Montgomery, Texas.  



Texas Forestry Association, the voice for forestry for 100 years, promotes an economic, social and political climate that will advance forestry in Texas through education, political action and public relations, as well as serving the broad needs of the forest resource of landowners, producers and consumers, and to enhance and perpetuate the Texas forest resource.