Luis Vidal supports and manages landscape-level restoration projects in Northern California through managing grant-funded forest restoration projects, monitoring forest restoration areas, climate-smart planning and project implementation. Vidal also supports regional reforestation capacity building initiatives. Before joining American Forests, Vidal spent two years working in reforestation and forest restoration on the Eldorado National Forest and spent time working in hydrology on the Plumas National Forest. Luis was born in Lima Peru and grew up in Northern Utah where he graduated from the University of Utah.