Brian Tarpinian is thrilled to join AES as a member of the Restoration Field Crew. He will be helping to control the spread of non-native invasive plants through herbicide use and other means, and he will support the reestablishment of native communities. Brian was born and raised in Albany, NY, and is eager to see the Albany Pine Bush habitats restored right here in his backyard.
Brian gained field experience across a variety of ecosystems while completing biodiversity surveys for non-profit organizations and land trusts in the Hudson River Valley. He previously worked as a ranger and restoration ecologist for the federal government, working on projects at Lassen Volcanic, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Joshua Tree National Parks. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Cornell University and a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University.