Braden DeForge (he/him)
VHCB AmeriCorps Conservation and Outreach Field Specialist

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Braden is serving as a Conservation and Outreach Field Specialist at Winooski Valley Park District and Burlington Wildways. He grew up in central Vermont, and has lived in Burlington since graduating from the University of Vermont with a B.A. in plant biology and a B.A. in studio art.

Braden is interested in the natural history of landscapes, and the plants, people and wildlife that occupy them. As an AmeriCorps member, Braden supports educational and outreach initiatives, as well as conservation efforts around the city with Burlington Wildways’ partner organizations. He organizes the annual City Nature Celebration, supports the Grow Wild initiative which focuses on native plant and pollinator education, and engages community volunteers in the Burlington Wildways Trail Stewardship program.