Mike Mayer Writes Novels
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Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, the only show designed to connect you with the environmental professionals' community through conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick!

On today’s episode we talk with Mike Mayer,  a natural resource professional with over 20 years of experience, Mike has worked on complex and controversial energy and natural resource related management issues regionally, nationally, and internationally as both a federal employee and an environmental consultant. Read his full bio below.

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0:00 - NAEP Member Shoutouts
2:57 - Nic and Laura dive into marketing yourself
9:40 - Interview with Mike starts
13:47 - Mike on environmental policy
17:58 - Mike on his secret novel writing hobby
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Mike Mayer full bio: In his formative years, he was raised in a family led by grandparents that operated a conservation camp and spent time fighting forest fires in Wyoming, Utah, and New York. As a wildlife biologist, he has performed site investigations and applies his ecological knowledge to planning and conservation efforts and energy development. As a lawyer, he conducts legal research on topics affecting natural resource and energy planning efforts, specifically as they relate to management policies and environmental laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act. From endangered salmon issues in the Pacific Northwest to oil spill restoration in the Gulf of Mexico, to large river ecosystem restoration and grizzly bear restoration in National Parks, he has assisted federal agencies in navigating environmental laws to develop scientifically sound and legally defensible management plans, programs, and strategies. He has contributed to national endeavors such as the Department of the Interior’s initiative on adaptive management. Internationally, he worked with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection for the Republic of Georgia, conducting stakeholder meetings and developing statutory amendments to strengthen the laws and regulations of its protected areas. From these experiences, he has gained valuable insight into both natural resource conservation and energy issues, science, policy, and stakeholder perspectives across the country and the world.  As a Senior Environmental Planning lead with HDR, Inc., he assists his clients in meeting their environmental missions and regulatory requirements. Throughout, he has sought to evaluate and consider the “triple bottom line” (environmental, social, and economic costs and benefits) for difficult challenges in order to reach sustainable decisions. 

Music Credits
Intro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace Mesa
Outro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs Muller

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