Mr. Justice Jones
Texas A&M Forest Service
Justice Jones earned two Bachelor’s Degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in Environmental Resource Management and Cultural Anthropology. Prior to attending the University of Texas, Justice served in the United States Air Force as Special Operations where he participated in several missions abroad including two tours during Operation Desert Storm. He is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture and a Certified Arborists. Prior to joining the Texas Forest Service Urban Wildland Interface Program in 2004, Justice worked for the Village of Ruidoso Forestry Department. While working with the Village he was responsible for all aspects of urban and community forestry with an emphasis on wildfire planning and mitigation. Justice served as a member of the Ruidoso Wildland Urban Interface Working Group, one of the first entities in the nation to develop a Community Wildfire Protection Plan and was the project leader for Ruidoso’s Recognition as a Firewise Community USA. In 2001 he began working with the New Mexico Department of Minerals Energy and Natural Resources as an Interface Forester and provided technical assistance to Interface landowners with forest health and wildfire related issues. Justice is currently a Mitigation and Prevention Coordinator with the Texas A&M Forest Service, Division of Forest Resource Protection. He is responsible for managing a team of prevention and mitigation professionals. Justice and his team work with communities, community leaders and other stakeholders to reduce the risk of losses of life, property and natural resources to wildland fire.