JACKSON, Wyo. — The Bridger-Teton National Forest hired three new district rangers including Jackson resident, Jason Wilmot as the new Blackrock District Ranger in Moran.

Wilmot grew up in South Dakota and Montana and spent a decade working for the National Park Service in Glacier National Park on trail crews and wildlife surveys and projects. He also spent a summer as a backcountry ranger in Katmai National Park in Alaska.

Jason Wilmot, the new Blackrock District Ranger. Photo: BTNF

Wilmot has lived in Jackson since 2003 and has worked for several organizations since then in various capacities. Most notably, he was the Executive Director of the Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative in Jackson from 2003-2013, and during that time was the field supervisor for the Absaroka Beartooth wolverine project based in Yellowstone National Park.

He also was a biologist for the Large Carnivore Division of Wyoming Game and Fish in 2013 and 2014. Wilmot has worked as a wildlife biologist on the Bridger-Teton National Forest for seven years. In his new role as District Ranger, he will be responsible for the 165,000-acre Blackrock District, in addition to the 584,000-acre Teton Wilderness area in Teton County.

BTNF also hired Greggory Brooks to oversee the 400,000-acre Big Piney Ranger District in Sublette County.

Ivan Geroy is the new Pinedale District Ranger and will be responsible for the 400,000-acre ranger district, as well as the 430,000-acre Bridger Wilderness area in Sublette County.

The new rangers come to the Forest after vacancies in the Blackrock, Pinedale and Big Piney Ranger Districts.

Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.