Environmental Program Manager
Bennington County Regional Commission
Jim Henderson grew up on Cape Cod fishing for striped bass with his father who was a commercial fisherman. He never fished a river or stream until 1982 when he moved to Amherst, MA where he attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, receiving a BS in Environmental Science with minor degrees in Wildlife Biology and Environmental Geography. In 1989 Jim received a MS degree in Regional Planning from UMASS, Amherst. He started working at the Bennington County Regional Commission in 1989 as the Environmental Program Manager. During his job interview Jim was asked why he wanted to work at BCRC. He replied “I’ve been reading about The Batten Kill in Field and Stream Magazine since I was a kid. I want to live nearby.” Jim is a founding member of the Batten Kill Watershed Alliance, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Bennington County Conservation District. Jim lives in Sandgate, Vermont where he raised three sons with his wife Nancy. He enjoys fishing, hunting, managing his woodlot and Bluegrass music.