Story County Conservation is pleased to announce that Amy Yoakum will be the new Natural Resource Specialist (NRS) at Story County Conservation.
“We are very excited to embark on a new program to improve our ability to manage Story County Conservation areas for natural resources,” Story County Conservation Director Michael Cox said. “This will expand our ability to lead by example in natural resource management for the citizens of Story County.”
The new NRS position will be responsible for developing, planning, and administering natural resource management on land owned and managed by Story County.
“I am very excited for the challenges of this new position,” Yoakum said. “Story County Parks hold some amazing remnants, and I look forward to giving them the love and attention they deserve. I also look forward to opportunities to work with Story County Conservation Board and staff, civic and government organizations, area colleges and universities, and our dedicated volunteers.”
Yoakum is a 1995 graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in fisheries and wildlife biology. She has been a naturalist at Story County Conservation since 1998.
“Amy brings an incredible amount of knowledge, skill, and enthusiasm to this new position, and we are excited for her to help guide Story County Conservation’s natural resource management into the future,” Cox added.
The position is funded through the existing Story County Conservation Board budget by gaining efficiencies and reallocating funds.
For more information, contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), email email@example.com or visit www.storycountyiowa.gov/conservation.
Story County Conservation manages more than 3,000 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. The Environmental Education staff serves Story County schools and the public with interpretive and informational programs for all ages. Story County Conservation's volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation.