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 Updike

Restoration Team Leader

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

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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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Dixit

Aalap Dixit

Plant Physiologist

I am a plant physiologist with a PhD from NAU. My research interests include understanding how plants respond to...

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Ventrella

Zach Ventrella

Plant Ecologist

I am the team botanist and deliver the botany training component of our restoration certificate. I also enjoy helping...

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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 Grimm

Social Scientist

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 Reimondo

Conifer Reforestation Manager

I am working on post-fire reforestation in Colorado and Arizona. More to come...

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