Episode 6

Published on:

21st Sep 2023

S6 Ep6: Restoring Impacted Landscapes with Mast Reforestation

Discover how Mast Reforestation (formerly Drone Seed) is revolutionizing reforestation efforts to combat climate change. 

In this episode, Matthew Aghai, VP of R&D Mast Reforestation, explores the company's mission to scale reforestation and reestablish the reforestation supply chain, all while expanding the variables used to evaluate successful ecosystem stewardship. You’ll learn about their use of equal parts big data and ground truthing to restore large, impacted landscapes and ensure the resilience of ecosystems.  

Matthew also discusses how the company’s work will support making markets for biodiversity and broadening the scope of services inherent to ecosystem restoration. Don't miss this insightful conversation on the future of reforestation and the role of different stakeholders in driving that change.


00:00:07 - Scaling Reforestation to Combat Climate Change

00:01:49 - Drone Seed: Revolutionizing Reforestation Efforts

00:06:34 - Montana Reforestation Project Funded by Carbon Offsets

00:14:50 - Restoring Ecosystems in a Changing Climate

00:20:26 - The Future of Hardware Technology

00:29:27 - Building Trust in the Emerging Marketplace

00:35:10 - Mast's Integration of Biodiversity Metrics

00:39:22 - The Importance of Conserving Dry Forests

00:42:41 - Measuring Success for Long-Term Growth

00:49:07 - The Future of Reforestation with Drones


Learn more about Mast Reforestation: 

Website: https://www.mastreforest.com


Follow Matthew: 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-aghai-a49317178/


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