Tony Falk grew up in Pearl City, Illinois, and later attended Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and Biology. Upon graduation he took a job as a project manager with an environmental restoration and consulting company in the Chicago suburbs called EnCAP Inc. While there he was involved in prairie restoration and management efforts, and worked frequently with state and local agencies on a variety of restoration projects.
Tony graduated with his M.S. degree in Wildlife and Range Management from Texas A&M University Kingsville in August 2010. Following graduation he began working with South Texas Natives/Texas Native Seeds as the Evaluation and Collections Coordinator (2010-2017), Assistant Director of South Texas (2017-2020) and after completing his Ph.D. in Wildlife Management in 2020 he became the Research Scienstist. In April of 2022 he was named as the Director of The Texas Native Seeds Program. With over ten years of experience in habitat restoration and native plant development, he assists in all of Texas Native Seeds regional operation duties. When he not at work or assisting other regions, he enjoys spending time hunting and fishing with his wife and son, Preston.
Native Plant Development