The Laverty Group, LLC offers a broad range of services to a broad range of clients in forest resource management, strategic planning, fire management planning and natural resource management. With a focus on outcomes, we work closely with clients to provide professional resource assessments, explore and identify goals and objectives, then develop and implement responsible, science based solutions. With unsurpassed credentials for sustainable natural resource management, The Laverty Group brings the knowledge and experience necessary to address natural resource needs of any size. We work with a range of associates and disciplines to tackle any resource challenge. We help land owners as well as agencies and organizations achieve organizational goals.

We provide a comprehensive suite of services that complement our professional management experience. These services provide our clients the tools to make informed decisions regarding their goals and objectives for their forestland – today and for future generations. We are result-driven and provide hands on assistance to our clients. We work with integrity, pride and the highest ethical and professional standards possible to achieve client focused solutions using our experience, knowledge, insight and creativity.

Lyle Laverty
Owner/President

Few people have Lyle’s breadth of experience in natural resource management, embracing strategic resource planning, land and resource management planning, recreation and wilderness resource planning and administration, and wildland fire management. Appointed by President G.W Bush and confirmed by the Senate in 2007, as Assistant Secretary, Fish, Wildlife and Parks he was responsible for policy development, management, and oversight of the National Park Service and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. He was the United States Representative to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. Additionally, Lyle was appointed by President Bush as Commissioner of the United States Section of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.

Prior to his appointment, Lyle served as the Director of Colorado State Parks, where he provided the leadership oversight for the system and planning and development of two new state parks. Prior to his appointment at Colorado State Park, he served as Associate Deputy Chief of the US Forest Service, responsible for the leadership and implementation of the National Fire Plan on more than 191,000,000 acres of National Forest System lands across the United States.

In previous leadership assignments Lyle served as Regional Forester for the Rocky Mountain Region of the US Forest Service. Lyle was responsible for the natural resource stewardship of more than 22 million acres of National Forest and Grasslands in Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. From 1992 to 1997 he served as a senior executive with the US Forest Service as the national Director of Recreation, Wilderness and Heritage Resources. From 1987 to 1992 Lyle served as Regional Director of Recreation, Wilderness and Heritage Resources in the Pacific Northwest Region of the US Forest Service. His assignments as Forest Supervisor and District Ranger brought him direct responsibility for the sustainable management of our nation’s natural resources.

Lyle began his career in natural resource management in 1965 as a Forester with the US Forest Service in California. He has served in various staff and leadership positions in Oregon, Washington, California, Colorado, and Washington, D.C.

A professional natural resource manager, Lyle brings nearly half a century years of federal and state leadership experience to every project. Following graduation from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management, he was promptly offered a timber management forester position with the US Forest Service in northern California. Career assignments have taken him and his family from California, Oregon, Washington, Washington, DC to Colorado. Lyle served as District Ranger, Forest Supervisor, Regional and National Director of Recreation, Wilderness and Heritage Resources, and Regional Forester for the Rocky Mountain Region of the US Forest Service. Following his retirement from the US Forest Service, he served as the Director of Colorado’s State Park system, leading the development of one of our nation’s finest state park systems.

Lyle’s strategic planning and leadership assignments, combined with a career of fire assignments positioned him to lead the development of the Cohesive Strategy and assume senior executive level responsibility for the implementation of the National Fire Plan, managing a $2 billion Congressional appropriation. His appointment and confirmation as Assistant Secretary placed leadership responsibility for program and policy oversight of the National Park Service and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Education
Humboldt State University, (BS Forest Management, 1965)
George Mason University, (Masters Public Administration, 1981)
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Leadership Program

Certifications
Certified Forester # 3144, Society of American Foresters
Registered Professional Forester #1594, California
Association of Consulting Foresters, Member

Affiliations
Association of Consulting Foresters, Member
Society of American Foresters, Chair, Colorado/Wyoming Section
Colorado Forestry Association, Board of Directors
National Woodland Owners Association, Board of Directors
National Museum Forest Service History, Board of Directors
National Association of State Parks Directors, Board of Directors (Retired)
American Hiking Society, Board of Directors (Retired)
National Recreation Parks Association, Board of Directors (Retired)
The Salvation Army, Chair, Denver Metro Area Advisory Board

Other Professional Leadership Experiences
Board of Directors, National Association of State Park Directors
Board of Directors, American Hiking Society
Board of Directors, Continental Divide Trail Alliance
Board of Directors, Colorado Fourteeners Initiative
Board of Directors, National Woodland Owners Association
Board of Directors, National Recreation and Parks Association
Board of Directors, Colorado Fourteeners Initiative
Council Representative, Society of American Foresters