Experts in the Field of Wild Fires


John Erixson has served as Director of the Nebraska Forest Service, which is part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, since 2017. During his time, he has helped guide the state’s response to the invasive Emerald Ash Borer, as well as to increasingly frequent wildfires. Prior to serving in his current role, Erixson, a Nebraska native, spent two years as the Nebraska Forest Service deputy director. Before that, he worked for more than 20 years managing natural resources in Idaho for a private consulting firm. Erixson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Idaho. He is an active member of several regional and national organizations, including the Society of American Foresters and the Invasive Species Council.