Natural Resource Management

Natural Resource ManagementJanuary, 2019

As a globally recognized leader in providing natural resource services, METI, Inc. has the capacity and technical expertise to provide unparalleled management support for domestic and international program needs.  METI’s science application subject matter experts provide a blend of managerial and leadership experience to improve clients’ efforts in collaborative management, applying risk management techniques, and improving organizational effectiveness.  This expertise allows METI to provide client-focused approaches to improve science use and achieve compliance with mandates for science-based land management.

Our subject matter experts have extensive experience in applying research results in planning and management processes and in working with managers and stakeholders to understand the implications of various bodies of science. They have on-the-ground experience in streamlining and modifying existing planning and analysis processes and applying nationally recognized approaches to track and demonstrate science consistency with accepted standards.

METI experts can help clients deal proactively with scientific uncertainty, disagreement, and rapidly changing science to avoid either analytical gridlock or important omissions. Special attention is paid to managing the dynamics of scientific knowledge in rapidly changing ecological, socio-political, economic, and technological contexts.  Natural Resource support services and assistance are provided the following areas.


Natural Resource Services to the USDA Forest Service and Department of the Interior involves providing scientific, management, and technical assistance to support:

  • Inventory, Monitoring, and Assessment
  • Resource Information Management
  • Planning, Collaboration, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance
  • Wildland Fire Management
  • Management and Business Services

International Natural Resource Assistance Services to the US Aid for International Development and USDA Forest Service International Programs to over 80 countries supports a wide range of needs including:

  • Disaster Assistance and Emergency Response
  • Sustainable Forest Management and Protection
  • Technical Natural Resource Expertise
  • Information Technology
  • Business and Administrative Services
  • Training Development and Delivery
  • Infrastructure Design and Installation

Department of Defense Natural Resource Management Services address scientific, technical, and management needed to provide support for:

  • Threatened and Endangered Species Management
  • Stakeholder Collaboration and Public Review
  • Sustainable Ecosystem Management
  • Partnerships, Technical Assistance, and Emergency Response
  • Planning for Climate Variability and Extreme Weather

Examples of project work recently undertaken by METI include:

  • Research and Development
  • Management of Ecosystems / Inventory & Monitoring
  • Business Operations
  • International Programs
  • Information Technology
  • Database Management
  • Technical Documentation
  • Training and Curriculum Services
  • Web and Graphic Design