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, his service is focused on educational and outreach initiatives, as well as conservation efforts around the city with Burlington Wildways’ partner organizations. He is excited to be involved in the Grow Wild Initiative which focuses on education and increasing access to native plants and seeds. Braden is involved in organizing the Burlington Wildways trail stewardship program, the Greater Burlington City Nature Challenge and various community walks and events.

In his free time, Braden can be found in the garden, making art, and enjoying many outdoor activities.