About

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My name is Tyler Pedersen and I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, nature enthusiast and runner from Helena, Montana. I have self-published one book of poetry titled, “Nostalgia, Naturally,” through Authorhouse in 2007. My specialties are concrete poetry (e.g., sculpting words into all sorts of shapes) and free verse.

Impressions of a leaf_color_screen shot

Waxing Poetic

As an ecologist, I have performed a wide range of field work jobs including tracking endangered and threatened rattlesnakes and turtles in Illinois, trapping small mammals in Eastern Montana, blazing trails in Western Montana and Idaho and coring trees in the sub-alpine forests of Wyoming and Colorado.

Tyler Pedersen

In 2006, I graduated from the University of Montana with a major in Ecology and minor in Art History and criticism. After college, I served two years in Americorps as an Montana Conservation Corps crew member in Helena, Montana and Biodiversity Conservation Coordinator for the City of Gresham, Oregon. For the last 4 years, I have worked at the Coos Watershed Association, a non-profit watershed council, in Coos Bay, Oregon. Here, I managed and implemented riparian and wetland restoration projects, collected and analyzed field data and wrote reports and successfully-funded grant proposals. I also spent a considerable time controlling and mapping invasive plants like Japanese knotweed, gorse and purple loosestrife.

free spirit

Presently, I work for the North & South Santiam Watershed Councils as their Shared Restoration Projects Manager. I live in Harrisburg, Oregon with my wife, newborn daughter and our two dogs and two cats. Nature continues to inspire me everyday and I am excited to share with you my musings on the unfurled sudden splendor that this planet affords.

If you are interested in purchasing an E-book or softcover edition of my collection of poems and photographs titled, “Nostalgia, Naturally,” please click on the link below.

Nostalgia, Naturally

http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000517722/Nostalgia-Naturally.aspx

694 Responses to About

  1. Liked your leaf poem.

    • Thank you kindly, Gayle! I’m glad you liked my concrete poem of a leaf πŸ™‚ I love a good challenge and sculpting poems is so fun and enjoyable. I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, my friend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  2. Hi! I wanted to let you know I really enjoy your blog and have nominated you for the Creative Blogger award! http://elainewlane.com/2015/04/20/creative-blogger-award-catch-up/

    I look forward to reading more of your blog in the future!

    Elaine

  3. vanessa says:

    love your concrete poetry, and your life! thanks for stopping by thefirst2hours

    • You are most welcome, Vanessa! It’s my pleasure πŸ™‚ Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind and thoughtful comment! I’m glad you enjoy my blog πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful rest of your weekend, my friend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  4. fairchris says:

    Thanks for stopping by and liking our green-and-growing post!

  5. Hi, thanks for the stop! Have been enjoying your post and am looking forward to seeing more. Melissa

  6. Thanks for the like on my Grey Squirrel in the Morning.

  7. irinadim says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post. I love your concrete poetry and photography. Cheers πŸ™‚ Irina

    • You are most welcome, my friend! It’s my pleasure πŸ™‚ Thank you for your kind words and the follow! Keep inspiring the world with your blog and have a fabulous day!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  8. Erin Waldie says:

    Very creative blog, love the photos and poetry! Thanks for stopping by my blog and the support. I followed and look forward to exploring and more posts πŸ™‚

    • Thank you kindly, Erin! You are most welcome, my friend. It’s my pleasure! I look forward to following you as well. Have a fabulous weekend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler 😊

  9. What an interesting leaf poem, I learned new thing today from your site. Thanks for sharing, thanks for liking my post too. Stay creative!

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! I’m glad you enjoyed my leaf shape poem πŸ™‚ Keep inspiring the world with your blog! Happy holidays and all the best in 2016 πŸ™‚
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  10. Alexandra says:

    Hi Tyler, thanks for stopping by my site and liking today’s metaphysical quote. πŸ™‚ Your poems and images are beautiful – I look forward to seeing more of them!

    • You are most welcome, my friend! It’s my pleasure πŸ™‚ Thank you for leaving such a kind and thoughtful comment! Please feel free to stop by again! Happy holidays and all the best in 2016 πŸ™‚
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  11. thenovelist says:

    Charming about page πŸ™‚

  12. It must be wonderful to live doing what you love so much. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

    • You are most welcome, my friend! It’s my pleasure πŸ™‚ And thank you for stopping by to read my blog! Yes, I am very fortunate to work in watershed management and be able to help restore habitat for salmon. Never a bad day in the woods and always plenty of inspiration! I hope you have a wonderful Friday and weekend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  13. afarmingartist says:

    I like you. Your blog is very positive and unusual.

    • Thank you kindly! I’m glad you enjoy my blog πŸ™‚ Nature is my muse and wellspring of inspiration! I hope you have a wonderful Friday and weekend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  14. Thanks for the like – You have an interesting blog – love the poem.

    • You are most welcome, Kathie! It’s my pleasure! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Glad you enjoyed my shape poems! Keep inspiring the world with your blog. Have a good night and wonderful tomorrow, my friend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love everything about nature that we have been given. your talent with words is exceptional and I’m glad I have found your blog.

    • You are very welcome! It’s my pleasure 😊 Thank you for leaving such a kind and thoughtful comment & for following my blog! Like you, Nature is my muse & wellspring of inspiration. Keep inspiring the world with your blog & have a wonderful week ahead!
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  16. Hello, Tyler. My gratitude for stopping by my site earlier today to view Simple Lillies. https://kwalshphotography.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/sunlit-lily/
    I love the concrete poetry. That is really cool! It appeals to my visual nature. How fortunate you are to have had what appears a clear path (ecologist) for your work and to spend your days in the beauty and wonder of nature. No doubt this fosters your creative side. You are living a blessed life. May this always be so.

    • You are most welcome, my friend! It’s my pleasure πŸ™‚ Thank you for leaving such a kind and thoughtful comment! Yes, I am very fortunate to work in watershed management and be able to help restore habitat for salmon. Never a bad day in the woods and always plenty of inspiration! Happy Holidays and all the best to you and yours in 2016!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  17. janeingramallen says:

    Hello Tyler, Thanks for liking my post about the environmental art projects I do in Taiwan. I like your poetry and the photos and seems like we have lots of similar interests. Hope to get to your area of the world soon. Best wishes,
    Jane

    • You are most welcome, Jane, it’s my pleasure! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaning such a thoughtful comment! I hope you’re having a wonderful day/night πŸ™‚
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  18. goannasnake says:

    Thanks for visiting and following Miscellaneous Eclectica. I hope you enjoy my bits and pieces.

  19. breakdownchick says:

    Hi Tyler,,,I nominated you for the Premio Dardos Award,,if you haven’t already participated and are interested,,please visit; https://breakdownchick.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/the-premio-dardos-award/

  20. bhavani says:

    great blog. loved the ‘impressions of a leaf’… all the best. always.
    b

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  22. You have a wonderful about page and great blog site. I will follow your journey.

  23. gaesari says:

    Hi! thanks for liking my last post, I hope you enjoy checking my blog as I did on yours! Awesome job!!

  24. shivasiddula says:

    Leaf poem is interesting.

  25. Lulu says:

    Thank you for liking my Weekly Photo Challenge! Love your poetry plus I’m a big believer in taking care of our planet, so I’ll check in to see what you can teach me!

    • You are very welcome, Lulu! It’s my pleasure πŸ™‚ And thank you for your kind words & for following my blog! I look forward to following your blog as well. Have a lovely Sunday, my friend, and best wishes to you and yours in this new year!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  26. I so love your blog…and I love what you do! Looking forward to reading more. πŸ™‚ Take care! Best, phoebe

    • Thank you, Phoebe! I appreciate your kind words and am glad you enjoy my blog πŸ™‚ Thank you for following as well! I look forward to following your blog too. Have a wonderful day, my friend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  27. Thanks for visiting and liking my post. You have a wonderful blog.

    • You are most welcome, my friend! It’s my pleasure πŸ™‚ Thank you for your kind words. Keep inspiring the world with your blog & have a wonderful weekend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  28. terryb says:

    Thank you for the likes on my blog. They led me to yours and I find here so much to enjoy!

  29. hi i’m falling in love with your blog , keep going and do what you are doing , i liked your presentation so much , i try to be artist, blogger, a big fun of nature, and with all of that a scientist , so it’s nice for me to read for people like you πŸ™‚ :*

    • Thank you kindly! I’m glad you enjoy my blog and I appreciate the follow πŸ™‚ Keep inspiring the world with your blog, my friend, and all the best in the week ahead!
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  30. moonskittles says:

    Lovely introduction Tyler! And absolutely gorgeous concrete poem that holds pieces of you inside.
    All the best!
    ~ Dajena πŸ™‚

  31. Margie says:

    Really fun regarding your “About” Tyler! How lovely you spend so much time communing with nature, even in the jobs you’ve held. Nice space here. Thanks for the visit to my blog! Cheers!

    • You are most welcome, Margie! It’s my pleasure πŸ™‚ Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind and thoughtful comment! Much appreciated πŸ™‚ Keep inspiring the world with your blog. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Happy first day of Spring!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  32. bobh47955 says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog Tyler.

  33. SoyBend says:

    Thanks for sharing your word paintings and portraits of nature with us. Thanks so much for all of the recent “likes” on my little blog – bendbranches.com !

    • You are most welcome, my friend! It’s my pleasure πŸ™‚ I truly enjoy your blog…keep up the great work! Thank you for your kindness & support. Have a wonderful week ahead & happy first day of Spring!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  34. Lively Life says:

    Thanks for the like on my Walking post, NatureMan you. πŸ™‚

  35. Laurel says:

    It’s always refreshing to find people that are passionate in both nature and literature. Have you read A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold, by any chance? You remind me a bit of him. Anyway, love your poetry, and wish you luck in all your ecological endeavors!

    Kudos,
    Laurel

    • Thank you very much, Laurel! Having read A Sand County Almanac and admiring and espousing the ‘land ethic’ philosophy of Aldo Leopold, I am extremely humbled by your kind words. I am a simple man who has a deep passion for helping others & preserving and restoring our watersheds for future generations of salmon and humans alike. I look forward to following your blog and wish you all the best. Have a lovely Easter Sunday, my friend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  36. Jasmine T. says:

    Thank you so much for stopping by at my blog. Your poems and concepts are new and refreshing. I hope you enjoyed my writing, and I will be looking forward to yours! πŸ™‚

    Cheers!
    Jasmine

  37. Kerri says:

    Thanks for your thumbs up on my Pacific Spring. After reading your “About” page, I see that we share an appreciation for the diverse natural beauty of Oregon. Thanks for the work you do to preserve our environment and for your lovely poetry, too. πŸ™‚

    • You are most welcome, Kerri, it’s my pleasure! Thank you kindly for your thoughtful comment πŸ™‚ Nature is my muse & wellspring of inspiration. I live and breathe because of trees, clean water & wild spaces. Without these three, I am nothing. I wish to make this world a better place for future generations. I’m glad you share my appreciation for Nature πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  38. poetryinpink says:

    Lovely stuff; your leaf poem reminded me of a children’s book called ‘Love That Dog’. I’ll keep following along so keep up the good work πŸ™‚

    Emily x

  39. Thank you for stopping by Storyteller. – Ray

  40. arv! says:

    Lovely blog! being a nature loving person, I love it! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you kindly! I’m so glad you enjoy my blog πŸ™‚ Nature is my muse & wellspring of inspiration. Never a bad day in the woods! Have a wonderful weekend & best wishes to you & yours πŸ™‚
      Cheers,
      Tyler

      • arv! says:

        Thanks Tyler! I guess we both have some things in common -love of nature. I can go on clicking pictures if I’m out exploring nature.

  41. You have such a wonderful spirit. Thank you for your beautiful poetry and self expression.

    • You are most welcome, my friend! It’s my pleasure πŸ™‚ Thank you kindly, my friend! Have a wonderful week ahead πŸ™‚ Wishing you all the best.
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  42. Love your words, work, photography and wisdom. Thinking of moving to Montana – my favorite state.

    Keep on being you.

    Debbie

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! No better State to live in than beautiful, breathtaking Big Sky Country! Keep up the great work on your blog & best wishes in the week ahead, Debbie πŸ™‚
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  43. Simple Joys says:

    I love your leaf poem, bother the words and the fabulous, creative way you have shaped them. Looking forward to reading more of your works and seeing your clever creativity. A real joy!
    I am in serious danger of having to give up my day job so that I don’t feel guilty about all the reading of people’s wonderful blogs I want to do, not to mention the desire to just keep writing – though I really must stop now and feed my hungry family 😳

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! I’m glad you enjoy my blog & I appreciate the follow πŸ™‚ Nature is my muse & wellspring of inspiration! Please keep writing & following your passion. It’s worth it, trust me πŸ™‚ Helps keep you sane & stay creative. Have a wonderful week ahead!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  44. Moony says:

    Hello Tyler! Thanks for liking my post πŸ™‚ I decided to stop by your blog in return, and I really found myself resonating with your lovely poetry. Nature is something I’ve admired since I was a kid, and it’s always nice to see someone else celebrating it too. Wishing you success in your future endeavours!

    • You are most welcome…it’s my pleasure! And thank you for stopping by my blog & leaving such a kind & thoughtful comment! Much appreciated πŸ™‚ My celebration of Nature will never tire…such a wellspring of inspiration..I owe my life to Mother Earth! I wish you all the best in 2017 :). Take care.
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  45. Thank you for stopping by and liking my blog. Your visit enticed me to come here to see what you have to say. And I love what I found. Your photos, words, art, and worldview. I am already a big fan.

    • You are most welcome…it’s my pleasure πŸ™‚ And thank you for your kind & thoughtful words! Much appreciated πŸ™‚ Keep up the great work on your blog & best wishes to you & yours in 2017, Shelley!
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  46. allysoally says:

    Hi Tyler, your blog is creative and inspiring! I’m looking forward to seeing more. Best wishes, Ally πŸ™‚

  47. Carey Taylor says:

    Thanks for stopping by so often and liking my blog. Sounds like you are doing great work for this precious planet. I spent part of my childhood in Coos Bay (Charleston actually) and worked for 10 years in Sandy, Oregon, so know many of the places you are helping out. Keep up the good work!

    • You are most welcome…it’s my pleasure! And thank you for your kindness & support πŸ™‚ Small world! I lived in Barview & our office was in Charleston. Spent 5 years in Coos Bay…live in the valley now & miss the coast. Keep up the great work on your blog & best wishes to you and yours in 2017, Carey!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  48. Nancy J says:

    It’s wonderful getting to know about you, Tyler. You have had quite a career. The reflective imagery of what a leaf goes through, how creative. I love the way you created the leaf shape. Extraordinary photos. You are quite an adventurer. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! I greatly appreciate your support and thoughtful comment πŸ™‚ Nature has always been with me through all of my life experiences & is a constant source of inspiration in everything I do. It’s nice to just photograph & write, but at the end of the day, my words turn into actions to help restore watersheds for both humans & wildlife alike. I want to leave this planet in better shape for my newborn daughter and for other children. Have a wonderful week ahead, Nancy πŸ™‚
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  49. gaiainaction says:

    Enjoyed reading about your life and activities, also your poem is lovely and so are you photos. A very interesting blog!

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