History and Qualifications

Wes Adkins is an accredited forester graduating from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in forest resource management.  His professional career began managing private industry production as a harvest forester in southern New Mexico.  Wes enhanced his conservation capabilities managing large land reclamation projects in central and eastern Colorado.  Wes returned to western Iowa with a wealth of knowledge and experience and a desire to use those tools to improve Iowa’s natural resources.


  • IDALS Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicator for Forest Pest Control
  • Certified Type II Wildland Firefighter
  • Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation Board Member
  • Little Sioux Scout Ranch Conservation Committee Member
  • TEAMMATES Mentor