Welcome Tyler!

Tyler Pellegrini joined the Natural Land Institute staff on Dec. 2, 2019 as the Restoration Ecologist. Tyler assists the Director of Stewardship with all aspects of managing NLI’s preserves; including native seed collection, invasive species control, prescribed burning, greenhouse cultivation, and developing management plans.

Tyler is originally from Sandwich, Illinois. He trained as a mechanic after high school, served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force, and then obtained a degree in Environmental Science from Northern Illinois University. Tyler started out his habitat restoration career at Nachusa Grasslands.

He currently resides in Creston, Illinois with his wife Jaimie and 7 month old daughter Hadley. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys canoeing, hiking, gardening, and serving as a volunteer Firefighter/EMT with the Creston Fire Department.