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Pinedale Online > News > March 2022 > BTNF announces three new District Rangers
BTNF announces three new District Rangers
For the Pinedale, Big Piney, and Blackrock Ranger Districts
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
March 9, 2022

The Bridger-Teton National Forest has hired three District Rangers for three District Offices located in both Sublette and Teton Counties, Wyoming. The Rangers come to the Forest after vacancies in the Blackrock, Pinedale and Big Piney Ranger Districts.

Pinedale Ranger District: Ivan Geroy comes to the Bridger-Teton most recently from Delta Junction, Alaska where for the last 4-years he was a test program manager for the Department of Defense's Cold Region Test Center. "I came to the Bridger-Teton because of the opportunity to lead in an agency where I could be part of the management of natural resources in such an amazing place," Geroy said. Having earned a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife management from Oregon State University, and a Master of Science in civil engineering and water resources from Boise State University in Idaho, Geroy has found much of his career has centered around water management. Geroy has 5-years working on submarines in the United States Navy, as well as experience as a District Hydrologist on the San Juan National Forest and as the Forest Hydrologist on the Rio Grande National Forest, both in Colorado. Geroy is the new Pinedale District Ranger in Sublette County, Wyoming and will be responsible for the 400,000-acre ranger district, as well as the 430,000-acre Bridger Wilderness area in Sublette County, Wyoming.

Blackrock Ranger District: The new Blackrock District Ranger in Moran, Wyoming is Jason Wilmot. 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. Wilmot has lived in Jackson, Wyoming 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. Wilmot 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.

Big Piney Ranger District: District Ranger Greggory Brooks comes to the Bridger-Teton from Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia, where he was the Forest Wildlife and Ecology Program Manager for the past 2 years. Brooks has a degree in wildlife sciences and has been working in Natural Resources for 14-years, including appointments with the Bureau of Land Management, and the Department of Defense with positions in wildlife biology, National Environmental Policy Act Management, Environmental inspector, wild pig research and various fire positions. "It is interesting how life turns out," Brooks commented. "When I was in college the plan was always to head for Wyoming. I wanted to be a hunting and fishing guide, then a wildlife biologist. Now here I am working on this beautiful Forest as a District Ranger with folks that care and are passionate about what they are doing," he said. Brooks moves to Sublette County with his wife and two children. "My daughter is all into dinosaurs and I may have a future paleontologist. She can name the dinosaurs better than me. My son could possibly be the next "Evel Knievel". If it has wheels, he going to try to drive it," he said. Brooks will oversee the 400,000-acre Big Piney Ranger District in Sublette County, Wyoming.

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