New Forest Supervisor selected for Lake Tahoe Basin

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[Image]: United States Forest Service Shield.SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2020 – The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is pleased to announce that William “Bill” Jackson has been selected as the new Forest Supervisor for the Lake Tahoe Basin. Jackson is scheduled to arrive at the LTBMU on Dec. 6, 2020, and comes to us from the White River National Forest in Colorado, where he served as the District Ranger for the Dillon Ranger District. 

“I’m excited to share the news that we have selected a new Forest Supervisor for the Tahoe Basin,” said Acting Forest Supervisor, Danelle D. Harrison. “Bill has an extensive background in land management, and I can’t think of anyone better qualified to lead our Forest Family.”

Prior to his position on the Dillon Ranger District, Jackson served as the District Ranger for the Manchester Ranger District on the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont. He also served on the Pike, San Isabel, Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands.

Jackson earned a Natural Resource Management degree from North Carolina State and joined the Peace Corps in Honduras for two years, where he helped promote ecotourism and environmental education. After the Peace Corps, he attended graduate school at Colorado State University, where he studied natural resource management, recreation and tourism.

Jackson replaces Jeff Marsolais who accepted a position with the Eldorado National Forest in mid-June 2020.


Portrait of William Bill Jackson, new Lake Tahoe Basin Forest Supervisor


Photo caption:  William “Bill” Jackson has been selected as the new Forest Supervisor for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Photo credit: USFS.

The mission of the U.S. Forest Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation's clean water supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live.

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