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Jess Jones

Jess Jones, Restoration Biologist

Gloucester Field Office, stationed at Virginia Tech University in the Fisheries and Wildlife Department

For the past six and a half years, Jess Jones has been working to restore freshwater mussels in the Clinch and Powell Rivers in the Tennessee River Valley.

His focus at the Northeast Biologists Conference? Learning more about the big picture on climate change and the direction the Service and states are taking and research and management needs as they specifically relate to freshwater mussels and aquatic freshwater systems.

Jess is impressed with his Service colleagues’ work and dedication.

“I find it interesting and I am amazed at the scope and complexity of the projects people are working on, and the partners that are involved,” Jones says. “A lot of the Fish and Wildlife Service biologists on the ground are really good at drawing in a range of partners, scientists and land protection folks to come together to solve a part of a multifaceted problem.”

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Last updated: October 20, 2014