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Justice appoints new state forester

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Jeremy Jones as the new State Forester and director of the state Division of Forestry.

Jeremy Jones speaking at a FEMA workshop in 2022. (Photo/Philip Maramba/FEMA)

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.

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