Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever has promoted Allie Rath to Senior Farm Bill Biologist in the state of Iowa. In her new role, Rath will continue to help farmers and landowners achieve their land use goals in eastern Iowa through voluntary conservation planning and technical service, in addition to serving as a team lead for the state’s Farm Bill biologist partnership.
“I am fortunate to be promoted within ‘The Habitat Organization’ which has provided me the ability to work with a great group of colleagues who feel more like family,” said Rath, who began her career with Pheasants Forever in 2011. “I’m excited to help our team reach out to more landowners/farmers and further wildlife habitat conservation efforts, alongside our partners."
As a senior team leader, Rath will collaborate with the organization’s state coordinator and regional representatives while serving as a liaison to the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Department of Natural Resources staff in Iowa to seek out innovative conservation strategies, advance wildlife plans, and help strengthen partnerships. Rath will also be responsible for training and mentoring new hires for Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever
“As an experienced Farm Bill Biologist in Iowa, Allie understands and appreciates all that is Pheasants Forever and she is looking forward to the opportunity to guide the new wave of Iowa biologists,” said Iowa State Coordinator Jamie Cook. “Our local partners rely on her to train their new staff across a four-county area in addition to her own duties. Allie continues to set the bar in customer service and her office colleagues recognize her for it. Our Pheasants Forever biologists are in great hands for the years ahead.”
Rath has been a part of several successful land management and wildlife teams in Iowa, Pennsylvania, Florida, Illinois, and Kansas. A bachelor’s graduate in Biology from the University of Northern Iowa, Rath plans to bring her wide-ranging experiences to the Senior Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist position to be a source of support and advice for the rest of her team.
Rath will be based in the Vinton, Iowa USDA Service Center. For more information regarding voluntary conservation programs, contact Allie Rath at email@example.com
or (319) 330-6015.