About Us

Ecoculture is a community of reforestation practitioners whose objectives are to conserve biodiversity and strengthen human connections to nature through community stewardship in large scale projects. There is a growing global consciousness that tree planting can improve global futures, but far too few restorationists have the ability to efficiently plant millions of trees. Our community is composed of over 20 organizations with a proven track-record of restoration success.

Kevin Grady

Kevin Grady

Project and Network Designer, Ecologist

I have been helping to build what has now become the Ecoculture Reforestation Group since 2011 and working on ecological restoration ....

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Chris_crop

Chris Updike

Restoration Team Leader

My work revolves around trouble-shooting large-scale reforestation projects in southwestern US and Puerto Rico...

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Haubensak

Karen Haubensak

Restoration Ecologist

I am a Research Ecologist with a thematic focus on developing plant materials best-suited to future climates, and improving native plant...

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Jobehn

Jobehn Greymountain

Restoration Intern

I am Diné (Navajo) from Inscription House, Arizona. I am also an intern pursuing my Bachelor's degree in Forestry at Northern Arizona University. I assist in...

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Wade

Wade Gibson

Southwest Team Botanist

I am the Southwest team botanist and work on various projects in Arizona. I manage research projects in the Upper Verde River study area...

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Jacob Draper

Restoration Project Manager

I co-lead the Lower Salt River Restoration Project and Green Drone AZ. For the Salt River, I manage large-scale exotic...

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Justin Eddinger

Justin Eddinger

Restoration Project Manager

I co-manage two of our projects, one in Phoenix, AZ, the Lower Salt River Restoration Project and the Green Drone...

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Petter Axelsson

Restoration Ecologist

I hail from Sweden and collaborate from SLU, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. When I am not looking at...

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Kerry

Kerry Grimm

Director of Social Science Research

I am a social scientist interested in exploring how people interact with the environment, as well as how people interact with each....

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Alejandro Cubina

Alejandro Cubina

Tropical Ecologist

I am President and owner of Reforesta, Inc. in San Juan Puerto Rico. I have a graduate Degree from University of Puerto Rico...

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Evan

Evan Reimondo

Conifer Reforestation Manager

I work on post-fire reforestation and riparian restoration across the Southwest. I manage the planning, logistics, and implementation...

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Katrina

Katrina Urrea

Reforestation Science Intern

I am a restoration science intern working on my bachelor’s degree in Biology at Northern Arizona University. I provide assistance...

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Adair_crop

Adair Patterson

Greenhouse Manager

I am the greenhouse manager at Northern Arizona University and my work interacts with EcoCulture quite often...

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