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Adam Switalski is an Eco-hydrologist and Transportation Specialist. He specializes in ecology, hydrology, and transportation management including the management and restoration of forest roads, and he has published and put on trainings on these topics. As an eco-hydrologist, he has examined how roads and forestry impact multiple resources including wildlife, fish, vegetation, and soil.  He has more than 15 years of research and project management experience including surveys / assessments, on-the-ground restoration treatments, and post-treatment research and monitoring.

Brandon-e1366068182420Brandon Zook is a GIS Technician. He works on building databases, database management, map making, and all other GIS needs.  Brandon also conducts Geomorphic Road Analysis and Inventory Package (GRAIP) on-the-ground surveys and runs the GRAIP_lite model.




Mike Pignataro 1Michael Pignataro is a Road Ecologist.  He is a graduate of the University of Montana’s Wildland Restoration Program.  Previous work included working for the Ravali County Weed District where he was a Weed Management Crew member on the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge.



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Rachel Deraymond is a Field Technician who works on the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program surveying vegetation and soils on restored forest roads.  She is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Ecological Restoration at the University of Montana with minors in Climate Change Studies and Wildlife Biology.