The NC Forest Service welcomes Taylor Whitmire to the Assistant County Ranger position in Stokes County. Whitmire is a graduate of NC State University with a bachelor’s degree in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology. She has been working for the NC Forest Service for almost a year as the Assistant County Ranger in Forsyth County and recently transferred to Stokes County. Prior to her work with the NC Forest Service she was employed as a Forestry Technician with the Duke Forest in Durham, NC.
Whitmore joins County Ranger, Jonathan Young, and Stokes County Smoke Chaser, Preston George in helping to protect, manage, and promote forest resources for the citizens of North Carolina.
“Taylor has a strong interest in wildland fire fighting and prescribed fire so she will be a great addition to the Ranger’s office in Stokes County,” Young said. “She is a member of one the NC Forest Service’s Type II Initial Attack hand crews and she just returned from an 18 day trip to Nevada helping suppress wildfires. She also has a desire to assist landowners with their timber management needs and helping them to improve their property to promote timber production and improving wildlife habitat.”
The Stokes County Ranger’s office is responsible for overseeing the NC Forest Service Programs in the county. These programs include forest management, fire control, prescribed burning, insect and disease prevention and detection, and protecting water quality of our streams. The NC Forest Service provides a variety of services to landowners in order to protect and manage our forest resources. For more information on these programs please contact the Stokes County Rangers office at 336-593-8154.