Ranger Jamie Cameron

Ranger Jamie Cameron

Dur­ing May, 2011 the staff at Lake James State Park wel­comed its newest mem­ber, Ranger Jamie Cameron. Along with his reg­u­lar duties in stew­ard­ship, inter­pre­ta­tion and edu­ca­tion, law enforce­ment and oper­a­tions, Jamie is the park’s lead nat­ural resources ranger, vol­un­teer coör­di­na­tor and heads the recy­cling effort.

Jamie grew up in the sub­urbs of Boston, MA with a strong inter­est in the nat­ural world, thanks in large part to his bird­watch­ing father and a mother who were tol­er­ant of all man­ner of creepy-crawlies in the house.

Jamie stud­ied zool­ogy at Ohio Wes­leyan Uni­ver­sity and, after grad­u­at­ing, spent the next decade as a field biol­o­gist work­ing with birds across the coun­try and inter­na­tion­ally. He and his wife moved to North Car­olina 12 years ago where he spent another 10 years work­ing in com­mu­nity news­pa­pers at the coast.

After mov­ing west in 2010, he did a brief stint as an edu­ca­tor, teach­ing marine biol­ogy to high school­ers in the Atlanta area before finally land­ing at Lake James State Park. Since his arrival, Jamie has led dozens of nature pro­grams high­light­ing the diver­sity of birds, but­ter­flies and drag­on­flies at the lake.

When he’s not at the park, you can find Jamie pur­su­ing a wide range of out­door activ­i­ties, includ­ing hik­ing, canoe­ing, fish­ing and yes, bird­watch­ing too.

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  1. Harold Rogers says:

    Miss Edith and My self and My Brother Carl were down there and were real impressed and will be back soon we really enjoyed it Miss Edith Lives in Mars Hill Me I live in Swan­nanoa My Brother lives in Green-lee just out of old fort hope to see you soon
    Harold Rogers

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