About

Massively scaling up carbon capture through forest restoration

Forests are the most efficient carbon capture machines on Earth. Terraformation works hand-in-hand with forest creators around the globe to restore degraded ecosystems, sequester carbon, and stabilize our climate.

Our Services

We provide data-driven solutions and technology to support ecosystem restoration from seed to forest.

Behind the forest
Yishan
Founder and CEO
Self-funded R&D to demonstrate off-grid, solar powered desalination makes dry forests possible on previously-unusable land with little natural rainfall. Ex-engineer at PayPal, Facebook. Ex-CEO Reddit.
Jill
Head of Forestry
Forester, horticulturist and land use specialist. Director of the Hawai`i Island Seed Bank. Founder of Future Forests Nursery.
Ethan
Head of Site Engineering
Leads construction and deployment of on-site Forest Technology. ex-VP Engineering at Matterport. Early project and engineering manager at PayPal, eBay.
Yacin
Head of Research and Software
As passionate about clean code as he is about growing forests. PhD in Applied Math. Executive and research scientist at security, AI, and music companies.
Christina
Head of Operations
Coach, project manager, engineer, and force multiplier. Leads corporate operations and ensures even our most complex projects land smoothly.
Yee
Head of Marketing, Product & Design
Serial entrepreneur, engineer, and product designer. ex-Facebook, Google, TaskRabbit, and Skype. Early product manager at PayPal. Loves trees.
Our Forestry Team
Jill
Head of Forestry
Forester, horticulturist and land use specialist. Director of the Hawai`i Island Seed Bank. Founder of Future Forests Nursery.
Marian
Head of Seed Banking
Seed banker, ecologist, and biodiversity protector. Botany PhD. Founder/Co-Chair of IUCN Seed Conservation Specialist Group. He haumana mau loa o ka ʻāina.
Lehua
Nursery Manager
Native plant steward. Seed collector and banker. Passionate about Hawaiian native plants and conservation. Surfer. Named for the Hawaiian 'Ohi'a flower.
Johannes
Restoration Manager
Landscape planning engineer. Tree planter. Carbon counter. Founder of CarbonBuddy.
Thomas
Nursery Operations Lead
Jack-of-all-trades. Builder. Seed collector. Soil grower. Former apple farmer.
Ruth
Forestry Partnerships
Passionate about community collaboration to restore Mother Earth. Botany PhD. Countryside wanderer. Former Pacific Regional Coordinator for the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership.
Christian
Forestry Partnerships
Botanist, arborist, and conservationist. Passionate about rare plants. Former International Institute of Tropical Forestry botanist, Director of Puerto Rico's Doña Inés Park.
David
Soil Scientist
Site restoration assessor. Ensures the right species land in the right conditions. Soil science PhD. Trumpeter and pianist. Former US Geological Survey and Natural Resource Conservation Service.
Lopaka
Restoration Technician
Resident animal control specialist. Weed tamer. Rock wall and fencing expert. Grew up on coffee farm in Kona, Hōnaunau.
Nyree
Restoration Technician
Tree planter and weed slayer. Tackles new challenges daily. Biology program graduate from University of Hawai'i at Hilo. World traveler.
Timon
Restoration Technician
Prepares nursery seedlings for out-planting. University of Hawai'i at Hilo ecology and biology program graduate. Previously studied Hawaiian native birds. Hiker and swimmer.

HEY

We're sending Aloha 🤙🏼 from Hawai'i and six other timezones around the world. All of us are working hard on growing forests while staying safe from COVID. We hope all of you are staying safe, too!