Recreation and Trails Program Manager, Grandfather Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest with USDA Forest Service
Black Mountain, North Carolina
Lisa Jennings is our local partner from the US Forest Service where she serves as the Recreation and Trails Program Manager for the Grandfather Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest. Lisa is the project manager for the Old Fort Trails Project and has dedicated her entire career to public service with the federal government. She represents the public part of the public-private partnership that is the G5 Trail Collective. Prior to coming to the Pisgah National Forest, where she is in her 8th year, Lisa worked as a communication specialist for climate change research with the US Forest Service Southern Research Station. She holds a master’s degree in Forest Management from North Carolina State University. Lisa fell in love with public lands as a child, hiking in national forests and parks on family vacations. She first moved to Western North Carolina to attend UNC Asheville as an undergraduate in 2005, and now lives in nearby Black Mountain with her family.