Mr. Jaeschke serves as Senior Forester and GIS Specialist for Aster Global Environmental Solutions. He is a Lead Verifier and audit team member providing technical review support for forest carbon offset projects under a variety of rule sets including Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and CA Air Resources Board (ARB). He handles project management for VCS and ARB project audits, forest project methodological review and serves as the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist for the Company.
As a Lead Verifier Mr. Jaeschke supervises implementation of project audits including; site visits, issuance of formal corrective action requests, report submission, and steps leading to successful audit completion. GIS Specialist responsibilities include image processing and interpretation, photogrammetry, digital cartography, geospatial data quality control, feature analysis checks, and analytics.
He has 8 years of experience in the field of forestry, GIS, remote sensing, and related matters. Mr. Jaeschke’s specialties include forest inventory planning, forest management planning, land cover mapping, GIS analysis, and statistical data analysis of natural resources.
Mr. Jaeschke began his professional career working for the USDA Forest Service on projects ranging from regional timber management to bark beetle impact studies. Land cover mapping and field validation have been an integral part of his work in a variety of settings. He has also spent time on forest hydrology topics, including MSc research on the active contributing area and hydrologic behavior of a managed forest wetland in North Carolina. Mr. Jaeschke has been auditing forest carbon offset projects since Fall 2013.
Mr. Jaeschke is a California Air Resources Board Lead Verifier, a professional member and Certified Forester with the Society of American Foresters (SAF), a California Registered Professional Forester, and a West Virginia Registered Forester.