MAI's environmental consulting and information
management expertise springs from a variety of projects spearheaded by Jim Muller
while Director of the Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI). Categories of information
organized by FNAI include: rare and endangered species, outstanding natural areas, managed
conservation areas, and proposed conservation land acquisitions. This information is used
regularly for development, transportation, and natural resource planning by public and
In building FNAI operations, Jim Muller
successfully initiated, researched, and negotiated $8 million in new or increased contracts
and grants, quintupling the FNAI staff and budget in five years. Funding sources
included federal, state, regional, and local governments. He planned and initiated a
comprehensive aerial photograph analysis of remaining unprotected natural areas in
Florida. He also initiated a statewide assessment of coastal upland natural communities.
From 1997 to
2000, MAI served as Special Consultant to Florida's Executive Office
of the Governor for the Florida Keys. Serving in a liaison
capacity for the Governor's Office, MAI interacted with state, local, and federal agencies
on a variety of issues including funding sources, comprehensive planning, carrying
capacity, wastewater, stormwater, coordinated permit review processes, transportation,
land acquisition, and natural resources. Agencies included the Environmental
Protection Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, Army Corps of Engineers, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department
of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, Florida Department of Health, South Florida Water Management District, and
Florida Department of Transportation.
© 1987 J. W. Muller. All Rights Reserved.
© 1986 J. W. Muller. All Rights Reserved.
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