Urban Forester, Casey Trees

Jax is a charismatic and innovative conservation biologist who is passionate about increasing community involvement and environmental education.  He has created national environmental initiatives, organized large volunteer teams, worked to rebuild forests, and spoken to diverse stakeholder communities. He is especially committed to increasing participation within Citizen Science projects and increasing forested habitat for migratory species.

Currently, Jax protects the Chesapeake Bay by increasing canopy cover. Within his position as Assistant Director, Jax has created national upcycle programs, Leave No Trace trainings , and begun the orginazation’s first environmental committee. While working for the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, he guided landowners to foster better ecosystems on their own properties and worked with Title I schools around the country to implement scientific tools for research. During his graduate studies at the University of Rhode Island, Jax directed conservation efforts with the Nature Conservancy to protect genetic heritage of mammals on surrounding islands. He has developed a wide and unique set of skills, perfect for tackling large conservation issues.