Tanner Haid, Urban Watershed Forester, joined Cacapon Institute in 2011 and has a degree in Environmental Studies from Shepherd University.
Prior to working with Cacapon Institute, he worked several seasons with the USGS Aquatic Ecology Laboratory as a Biological Field Technician, a year with the USDA Appalachian Fruit Research Station as a Biological Science Laboratory Technician, and for several years as the part-time Land Steward for a local non-profit nature preserve. He also has six years of experience as a whitewater raft-guide on the Shenandoah Potomac Rivers and is First Aid, CPR, and Swiftwater Rescue certified. Since working for Cacapon Institute, he has organized over 70 tree plantings, coordinated over 5,000 volunteers, and overseen the planting of over 2,000 urban trees. Additionally, he designed and developed Stream Cleaner Pinball, a fully-functioning stormwater runoff pollution education tool. He is an ISA Certified Arborist (#MA-5639A) and a certified Project Wet and Project Learning Tree Instructor.
He is proficient in ArcGIS, USDA Forest Service i-Tree suite of tools, and urban forestry mapping using remote sensing and on-the-ground survey techniques. Tanner is a member of the WV Chesapeake Bay Tributary Team Developed Lands Workgroup, a contributor to the Chesapeake Bay Program Forestry Work Group, and active in the Potomac Watershed Partnership.