Mr. Tobler is a natural resource manager with over 21 years of experience; he currently serves as principal instigator and project leader on numerous ecosystem management projects that integrated forest restoration, wildfire mitigation, rangeland and noxious weed management, wildlife management and riparian management initiatives. Mr. Tobler has conducted numerous field investigations and developed management programs that are based on existing ecological conditions, historical conditions and landowner objectives for clients from the public and private sectors throughout the Front Range of Colorado. He also has ecological project experience in WY, UT, NE, KS, SD, MT, NY, NV, NM.
Mr. Tobler has participated in numerous NEPA projects across western states addressing oil and gas infrastructure development, communication facility construction, FERC licensing, water development and conveyance. In this capacity, he has conducted wetland determinations and delineations, threatened and endangered species surveys, ecological assessments and prepared documentation per NEPA and Section 404 requirements. Matt also has experience conducting ecological investigations both regionally and internationally. As a research associate with the USDA Forest and Range Experiment Station, he designed and implemented original research studies to investigate causes of landscape diversity and vegetative responses to disturbance within ponderosa pine forests of the Colorado Front Range.
As a research associate at the Woods Hole Research Center, he assisted in the implementation of a pioneering study that assessed the fire susceptibility of primary tropical rainforest in the northeastern Amazon of Brazil. Matt worked as a ranger for the National Park Service, administered conservation programs for the Natural Resource Conservation Service in New York, and implemented wildfire mitigation and forest stewardship programs for the Colorado State Forest Service. His earliest experiences with resource management come from growing up on a dairy farm in upstate New York where he was a farmhand. Matt holds a M.S. in Rangeland Ecosystem Science from Colorado State University and a B.S. in Resource Management and Forestry from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He is a Society of American Foresters Certified Forester, an Ecological Society of America Certified Ecologist, U.S.D.A. Natural Resource Conservation Service Technical Service Provider, Colorado Department of Transportation Erosion Control Supervisor and has completed the U.S. Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Training.
M.S. Colorado State University
Society of American Foresters Certified Forester
Ecological Society of America Certified Ecologist
U.S.D.A. Natural Resource Conservation Service Technical Service Provider
Colorado Department of Transportation Erosion Control Supervisor