JACKSON - Following a wildlife management career spanning 37 years, North Jackson game warden Bill Long announced he will turn in his green truck and red shirt to pursue new adventures in retirement.
Long started his career as a temporary fish biologist aid in Green River in 1976. He served in various biologist technician positions in Green River, Casper and Jackson until 1981 when he was appointed as a game warden in Green River. Later that year Long transferred to Elk Mountain where he served as the district game warden until 1990 when he was selected to serve as the North Jackson game warden where he continues to serve today.
Long was known by sportsmen, ranchers and outfitters in his patrol area as a fair and dedicated public servant who was effective in protecting the resource and managing Wyoming’s world class wildlife resource. One of his hobbies and long term contributions to wildlife was in his work with swans. He invested a significant amount of his own time and resources into protecting swans and providing them nesting habitat in western Wyoming.
“Bill is extremely passionate about his work and Wyoming’s wildlife,” said Wyoming’s Chief Game Warden Brian Nesvik. “His willingness to share his experience and ideas with younger employees was pivotal in many of their careers. Bill’s positive relationships with landowners and outfitters set an example for others to emulate.”
Long was selected by his co-workers in 2009 for the Jackson Region’s peer recognition award. His replacement will be selected in the coming weeks.
(Contact: Al Langston (307) 777-4540)