Before joining WLA, Jessica Crowder served as policy advisor for Wyoming Governor Matt Mead for over four years. Her work for the governor focused on natural resource management with an emphasis on federal land management. A large portion of her duties included providing policy guidance and participating in management of public lands. In this position, Jessica worked closely with federal partners, state agencies, local governments, landowners and multiple non-governmental organizations to develop policy and management of natural resources to benefit Wyoming citizens and Wyoming landscapes.
Prior to becoming a policy advisor, Jessica worked as a policy analyst for the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. She has also worked for the Agricultural Research Service as a technician and for Northwest College in Powell, WY as an instructor. Jessica was born in Victoria, Texas and was raised on a cattle ranch in central New Mexico. She holds a M.S. in Range Science and a B.S. in Range Management from Texas Tech University. Her M.S. research focused on prescribed summer fire and grazing management in the Northern Great Plains. Jessica, her husband Jason, and their daughter Adelynn enjoy riding horses, hiking, fishing, gardening and traveling when they get the chance.
Stories by Jessica Crowder
Western Landowners Alliance (WLA) board member and Wyoming rancher Marissa Taylor and WLA’s policy director Jessica Crowder spent June 8th and 9th participating in Governor Gordon’s Migration Advisory Committee (Committee)…
Last week, several of our members and staff had the opportunity to visit with Congressional staff, federal agencies and national partners in Washington, D.C. This trip was an opportunity to…
Abundant, clean water and healthy soils are critical to New Mexico’s future. New Mexico Senate Bill 454 — The New Mexico Agricultural and Natural Resources Trust Fund Act — proposed…