CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Jeremy Jones as the new State Forester and director of the state Division of Forestry.
Jones has been with the Division of Forestry for more than 20 years, beginning his career as a service forester in Roane County. He’s served as Assistant State Forester-Fire most recently.
“I am honored to continue to serve the West Virginia Division of Forestry through this new role and thank Gov. Justice for this opportunity,” Jones said in a Monday morning news release from the governor’s office. “I am excited to lead the agency into the future.”
Jones is a state native and graduate of West Virginia University.
He places Tom Cover who recently retired.