Area Natural Resource Specialist, USDA NRCS
Tanya has worked for USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service for over 30 years in various positions. Currently, she assists NRCS field offices and private landowners in 20 of Iowa’s southeast counties to implement NRCS’ easement programs, primarily those protecting wetlands. She serves on a national training cadre to teach about “Working Effectively with American Indians” and serves as the Chair of the Elders’ Committee for American Indian Alaska Native Employees Association. Tanya feels very fortunate to have a significant role in restoring and protecting riverine wetlands in Iowa, leaving a permanent legacy. She has been a part of Iowa Valley RC&D for almost 20 years in various capacities, as a partner, staff and board member.