Wes Swaffar develops strategy and direction to implement American Forests’ landscape restoration initiatives. Prior to this role, Swaffar worked for American Forests to help establish the 1t.org US Chapter, the first regional chapter of a global initiative to conserve, restore and grow 1 trillion trees. Prior to joining American Forests, Swaffar developed and directed a reforestation campaign for the National Forest Foundation, facilitating the restoration of thousands of acres. Swaffar holds a master’s degree in environmental science and policy from Northern Arizona University and a bachelor’s in resource conservation from the University of Montana.