(Riverton, Wyo.) – Jessica Beecham is the new North Riverton Game Warden for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. She replaces Warden Allen Deru, who transferred to Mountain View. Wyoming game wardens are responsible for wildlife law enforcement and education, damage and damage prevention, data collection, and wildlife management duties.
Beecham was born and raised in Cody, Wyoming. She attended the University of Wyoming where she earned a degree in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management in 2010. While in college she was a member of the first Wyoming Conservation Corps crew, and had the opportunity to do radio telemetry work on collared sage grouse for a couple of field seasons.
She graduated from the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy in 2011 and began her career with the Department as an entry level warden serving the Lander Region until August of 2012. She was then promoted to Senior Game Warden and stationed in Evanston September 2012 to May 2014. She has now transferred to Riverton and says “I am extremely happy to be back in the Riverton area, and look forward to serving the people here.”
Jason Hunter, Lander Region Supervisor says “Jessica did an outstanding job in the region as a “trainee” in the short time she was here. She spent a lot of time in the Dubois and Riverton areas and I received numerous phone calls and letters from individuals she contacted in those areas expressing their appreciation for the positive impression she left with them. I am very excited to have her back in the area and I know she is already working hard to meet everyone in her new district and learn the lay of the land.”
–Provided by Wyoming Game & Fish Department