The Faces of Forests Ontario: Scott Jackson
Posted: July 19, 2018
Name: Scott Jackson
Position: Director of Indigenous and Stakeholder Relations
Favourite Tree: White pine
Scott has been Forests Ontario’s Director of Indigenous and Stakeholder Relations since January of 2018, though he has worked for the organization as a consultant for several years. In addition to building and strengthening Forests Ontario’s relations with Indigenous groups, Scott also plays a large role in the It Takes a Forest initiative. His daily tasks may include advancing progress on projects that are in the works, writing articles for Forests Ontario’s quarterly Our Forest magazine, presenting and representing Forests Ontario at conferences, and identifying opportunities and developing new strategies to meet Forests Ontario’s objectives. Scott deeply identifies with Forests Ontario’s vision and mission and appreciates the opportunities he has had to collaborate with staff and other organizations through his role.
During Scott’s completion of a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Biology) from Queens University he participated in a forest ecology field course. It was this hands on introduction that sparked his interest in forest management, which he further developed during his Masters of Forest Conservation at the University of Toronto. This background has paved the way for Scott’s career, which has consisted of policy analysis and development, research expeditions in the South American rainforests, and over a decade working with the private sector.
In the future, Scott hopes to keep up his momentum and is looking forward to experiencing new challenges and opportunities within the forestry sector. In the meantime, he enjoys camping, reading, playing hockey, and cooking.