Reforest The Tropics is proud to announce the hiring of a new full-time forester in Costa Rica. Victor Martinez, a recent graduate from the Costa Rica Institute of Technology, completed his coursework in forestry science in the spring of 2014 and later volunteered with RTT to complete his thesis work. Victor’s thesis will provide valuable insight into the accumulation of carbon in the forest stand and soil as degraded lands are converted to RTT forests. Victor comes highly recommended from his forestry professors. After he impressed RTT staff with both his general forestry knowledge and his understanding of our program goals, RTT decided to hire him to assist our longtime forester, Rolando Comacho. Victor and Rolando will continue to diligently manage RTT forests, train the staff of our local partners, monitor and measure forest Victor (center) celebrates the defense of his thesis growth, and respond to any needs in our Costa Rica operations. Victor is excited to lend his expertise to help balance CO2 accounts for emitters throughout the world.
– Greg Powell, RTT Director