Meet the Board – Jerry Burton

Jerry BurtonJerry Burton – Fish & Wildlife Advisor

Jerry Burton joined New Mexico Trout in 1996 after he had retired from a career as a fish and wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. During his time with the Service he worked in the mid-west, southeast, northwest, and southwest. He worked on recovery efforts for Apache trout and Gila trout and many other threatened or endangered fish species. As New Mexico Trout’s President Jerry chairs the monthly meetings, directs board meetings, and is one of our primary representatives to other organizations and government offices.

After retirement from the Service he did endangered species consulting for a couple of years and then spent 15 years as a Orvis endorsed fly fishing guide. He has retired from guiding and now will have more time to fish and help with NMT programs. He feels as a retired fly fishing guide who has guided on about every stream in New Mexico that he brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization and will be able to obtain some excellent speakers for the monthly meetings. He is reluctant to give his favorite fishing spot in New Mexico, but it is in a place where there are only wild trout and wild country, and as a clue, it’s where the CDT crosses a stream.