Tyler Dula, Conservation Technical Assistant
Tyler Dula joined the Manistee Conservation District in 2019 as the Conservation Technical Assistant. He will be working closely with NRCS District Conservationist, Scott Hughey, to increase the number of specialty crop, forestry and wildlife contracts in Manistee and Benzie counties.
Tyler received his Bachelor of Science degree in natural resources management from Grand Valley State University in 2016. During his studies, he participated in an independent study in New Zealand to help coastal agricultural farms increase vegetative cover near dunes and streams, as well as implementing an invasive fauna control program. In 2017, he joined Huron Pines AmeriCorps where he served over 1,700 volunteer hours as a Habitat Restoration Technician in Gaylord, Michigan. During his service, he developed and assisted on projects including invasive species inventories and treatments, erosion control installation, fish habitat installation, trail building and other restoration efforts. The majority of Tyler’s service was spent developing and completing an inventory of road-stream crossings in the Thunder Bay watershed.
Tyler has a diverse background both in and outside of natural resource management. Most recently, he spent a year in Thailand working as an English teacher in a local school. Tyler is excited to be a part of the Manistee Conservation District team and be back in Northern Michigan.