Pella Chronicle


December 11, 2011

New Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist for Marion County

Pella — Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District welcomes Tyler Harms as the new Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist for Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever.  Funding assistance provided by the Marion County Chapter of Pheasants Forever.

Tyler, an Iowa native, was raised near Titonka in north-central Iowa.  At Iowa State University, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Ecology and his Master’s in Wildlife Ecology.  Tyler has been interested in natural resources since he was a kid and enjoys all activities outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, and bird-watching.  He has worked a number of positions for various agencies over the last six years, all of which have provided him with experience in habitat restoration & management and wildlife conservation.

Tyler’s role as a Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist is to provide assistance to landowners interested in restoring habitat for wildlife through conservation programs or other means.  He will be happy to meet with interested landowners to discuss their goals, develop a wildlife management plan, and assist with implementation and management practices to maintain the project.  In addition to Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever, Tyler will be working in cooperation with other agencies including the NRCS and Iowa Department of Natural Resources.  Tyler will also cover Polk, Jasper, and Warren counties in central Iowa.  Tyler has a broad knowledge of Iowa wildlife and habitats and looks forward to working with the landowners of Marion County.

If you are interested in implementing a wildlife habitat project on your land, feel free to contact Tyler by phone (515-961-5264 Ex: 3) at 909 E 2nd Ave, Indianola or email

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