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Managing Natural & Restored Prairie Using Multi-layered Disturbances – Webinar

September 13 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Tolif Hunt holds a BA in Conservation Biology from Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a MS in Environmental Science and Policy from Univ. of Wisconsin-Green Bay where he focused on agro-ecosystem studies and researched cover crop systems in corn silage production. Tolif worked for the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy as their Director for Agricultural Services for 6-years where, among other things, he orchestrated the $145 million Ohio River CREP program and directed the organization’s Sustainable Countrysides program. In 2006 Tolif joined the Whiterock Conservancy as the non-profit’s first Executive Director where he oversaw the development of Whiterock Conservancy’s operating structures, the Garst Family’s planned land gift, and the development of multi-purpose land management strategies designed to sustainably integrate outdoor recreation, agricultural production, and ecosystem restoration. Currently Tolif is the Director for Research & Sponsored Programs at the University of Northern Iowa where he oversees the administration of the University’s $40 million grants portfolio, and an Instructor in the Geography Department where he teaches Environmental Resource Management. Tolif lives in Cedar Falls with his wife and four kids and he serves as an Assistant Commissioner for the Black Hawk County Conservation District. In addition to frequenting the outdoors to fly fish, kayak and take hikes, Tolif coaches youth sports and plays rec league softball in the summers.