Credit: United States Department of Agriculture
Currently Jackson is the Ranger on the Manchester Ranger District of the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont.
When Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams announced the selection of Jackson he commented, “We are delighted to have Bill join the White River National Forest. He brings a wealth of experience and skills that will be a great fit in Summit County.”
Earning a Natural Resource Management degree from North Carolina State, Jackson joined the Peace Corps and worked in Honduras for two years where he helped promote ecotourism and environmental education while there. After the Peace Corps William attended graduate school at Colorado State University, where he studied natural resource management, recreation and tourism. He spent 15 years in Colorado working for either the BLM or the Forest Service.
William will arrive on the forest with a wide-range of experience. He has worked on the Pike and San Isabel National Forests Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, the Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests and the White River National Forest in various capacities, primarily in recreation but also in National Environmental Policy Act issues.
Jackson’s family includes wife Cheryl and two daughters. “My family and I are very excited for this opportunity to return to Colorado and to the White River National Forest. We are looking forward to getting settled into the community and making a positive difference in Summit County,” Jackson said when he received the news of his new job.