BWA Staff

Alex Jackson, executive director

Alex joined BWA in 2021. He received his bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Long Island University in 2008 and graduated with a doctorate in organismal biology from the University of California at Irvine in 2014.

Alex is a naturalist with a focus on old-growth forests and bog & fen ecosystems. Alex has documented and compiled a comprehensive map of old-growth forests in southern Monroe County. 

Alex is also a homestead gardener, avid beekeeper, and habitat restoration enthusiast.  He manages more than 40 colonies throughout Monroe County, and is a honey connoisseur. Alex has a long list of favorite native trees, including tulip poplar, winterberry holly, and black tupelo.  His favorite honey is from the black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia).  

When fly fishing, Alex’s favorite haunts are the waterways throughout the upper Lehigh and among the lower Brodhead.