Operations Director, Land Management Coordinator
A fifth generation Vermonter raised near St. Johnsbury, Jayson has maintained a lifelong interest in ecology and human culture, focusing more recently on the integration of these themes through active land stewardship.
He developed these interests through early experiences hiking, hunting and working on dairy farms in northeastern Vermont. They were further refined through travel and work in 13 countries and 22 states in environmental education, wildlife research and management, raptor rehabilitation, and through employment with the United States Forest Service and several youth conservation corps.
In 1990 Jayson earned a BA degree from St. Lawrence University in Spanish and later obtained additional credits in biology and botany from state colleges in Vermont and New York. In summer 1998 he participated in a USFWS seabird nest monitoring project in the Bering Straits of Alaska. Jayson serves as coordinator of the Island Pond Christmas Bird Count, co-coordinator for Orleans County for Vermont’s Breeding Bird Atlas project, and is actively involved in Vermont Coverts and the Forest Stewards Guild.
He is also a regular volunteer in several regional biological monitoring projects including the Breeding Bird Survey, peregrine falcon cliff watch, Forest Bird Monitoring Program, Mountain Birdwatch, FrogWatch, USA and the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas. He currently owns and manages a 130-acre property in Charleston.
Contact Jayson via email or call him at 802-723-6551 ext 113.