Tyson’s desire to protect and restore our altered landscape is derived from a deep appreciation for the outdoors, led by his role as a sportsman and conservationist. Growing up in central NH, the woods and water became his playground, culminated by a B.S. in Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences with a Wildlife focus from Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks, followed by a M.S. in Biology from Plymouth State University. His career path has transected from bird surveys in the Amazon rainforest, to wildlife management in Alaska, then back to NH to study wild Brook Trout movement as part of a large-scale restoration study. Tyson comes to the MRWC from the Squam Lakes Association where he managed a volunteer-led, year-round water quality monitoring program, milfoil removal utilizing AmeriCorps dive crews, and worked to improve overall watershed health. Becoming a liaison between adverse stakeholders within both professional and volunteer roles has produced a unique skillset that he utilizes to promote an appreciation for nature and enact change. In his free time, Tyson remains immersed in every New England season- foraging for edible plants, gardening, harvesting wild game, and chasing the “big one” while ice fishing during the winter months.