About Michael

Michael Menefee, Data Distribution and Environmental Review Coordinator at CNHP, has been working as a conservation scientist at CNHP for over fifteen years. He has expertise in technical report writing, geographic information systems, spatial analysis, information technology, graphic design, desktop publishing software, project administration, photography, public outreach and communications. He regularly interacts with tabular and spatial databases, and specializes in interpretation and packaging of the data for a range of governmental and non-governmental clients. He is proficient in purposing datasets to help answer complex conservation planning and natural resource management questions. Michael applies his skill set to review proposed projects for potential impacts to sensitive species and significant natural communities and provides this information to a myriad of clients including governmental entities, private consultants, researchers, agencies, citizens and nonprofit organizations.



  • Environmental Review
  • Data Distribution
  • Conservation Data
  • Biodiversity
  • GIS
  • Modeling
  • Data Management
  • IT
  • Photography


M.E.S., Environmental Studies - The Evergreen State College
Olympia/WA, 1997

B.A., Political Science - Colorado State University
Fort Collins/CO, 1993

Awards, Honors, Grants

  • Samantha Smith Fellowship, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary, 1991