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Jackson Smith Ecologist

Jackson  joined the team in 2023 as an ecologist with a focus on wetland ecosystems and wildlife. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Maine. Raised in northern Connecticut,  Jackson  has worked from a young age in a vast amount of fields. Land trusts, state park agencies, non profit conservation groups, and environmental youth education programs are a few previous employments . Jackson  has held that molded his interest to pursue an ecological services career. Most recently,  Jackson  worked as a park ranger at Baxter State Park in northern Maine. Here he preserved and protected wildlife, aided in search and rescue operations, and patrolled the approximate 200,000 acre park. During his time at UMaine,  Jackson  worked as a field technician on various research projects. Some of these projects included understanding small mammal personalities, tracking flight patterns of migratory birds on the east coast, and using radio telemetry to track snowshoe hare in order to determine habitat selection on multiple scales.  Jackson  is a registered member of The Wildlife Society and has obtained a certification from the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA).