Matthew Perkowski

Matthew Perkowski

Senior Forester - Biometrician

Matthew Perkowski Senior Forester

Matthew Perkowski is a Senior Forester, Biometrician and Lead Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Validator/Verifier for Aster Global Environmental Solutions with over 15 years experience. His responsibilities include meeting the internal and external client objectives in the fields of forest inventory and sampling, growth and yield modeling, and directly in support of offset validation/verification projects. In addition, he focuses on streamlining and developing quantitative tools as part of ongoing continuous improvement efforts. This latter focus assures increasing product and service value for clients.

Previously, Mr. Perkowski worked in timber market and forestry supply chain analysis. He incorporated his academic background experience in forest biometrics, growth and yield modeling, and related matters to various projects throughout that period. Additionally, Mr. Perkowski spent considerable time developing software routines to automate the collation and analysis of millions of transactional data records to ensure statistical accuracy and expedience.

Mr. Perkowski is a professional member of The Society of American Foresters (SAF) and is a Certified Forester within this organization. He is also a Certified Project Specialist for the U.S. Forestry and Urban Forestry Protocols of the Californian Air Resource Board.

Matthew's Resume

Education Level:

Master of Science - Forestry
West Virginia University

Bachelor of Science - Forestry
West Virginia University

Years of Experience:

15

Professional Affiliations:

  • Society of American Foresters

Certifications:

  • Society of American Foresters
    • Certified Forester No. 60106
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  • California Air Resources Board Lead Verifier H2-19-164
    • U.S. Forest Project Specialist
    • Urban Forest Project Specialist
  • Climate Action Reserve Lead Verifier
    • Grasslands
    • Forests

GHG Validation and Verification Experience

The Aster Global staff has been conducting third-party validations and verification since 2007 and has been accredited by ANSI under the ISO 14065:2007 since March 2010. Due to strict confidentiality requirements associated with many of our current and past projects we are unable to discuss full details of projects; however, the following is a list of programs for which Matthew has conducted past and current project validation/verification efforts:

American Carbon Registry ( ACR )
Team MemberNitrous Oxide Reduction in Corn - ACR Validation/Verification-IFM - Michigan2014
Team MemberGreen Trees ACRE (Advanced Carbon Restored Ecosystem) - 2012.2 and 2012.3 Annual Verification - ACR-AR - Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana2014
Team MemberGreen Trees ACRE (Advanced Carbon Restored Ecosystem) - 2013 Annual Verification - ACR-AR and 2015.1 Initial - Mississippi Valley - desktop only2015
Team MemberTierra Resources – ACR Pre-Validation (Luling Oxidation Pond Wetland Assimilation Carbon Project) - Louisiana-dekstop only2015
Team MemberBlandin Native American Hardwoods Conservation & Carbon Sequestration Project - Minnesota2015
Team MemberBear Creek Watershed Foreest Carbon Project - Oregon2016
Team MemberGreen Trees ACRE (Advanced Carbon Restored Ecosystem) - 2015.2 Initial and Annual Verification (2014-2015 Vintages) - Mississippi Valley - desktop only2017
Team MemberEmission Reductions in California Rice Management - California2017
California Air Resources Board (ARB)
TraineeThe Van Eck Forest - ARB Early Action - IFM - California - desktop only2013
Team MemberGualala River Project - ARB Desktop Review - IFM - California - desktop only2014
Team MemberGualala River - ARB Desktop Review 2013 - IFM - California - desktop only2014
Team MemberBig River/Salmon Creek Forests - ARB EA Review - IFM - California - desktop only2014
Team MemberBig River/Salmon Creek - CAR 408 - Verification - annual - IFM - California - desktop only2014
Team MemberGarcia River Forest - ARB EA (1/1/2010-12/31/2012) - IFM - California - desktop only2014
Team MemberBishop Improved Forest Management Project - ARB Verification - IFM - Michigan2014
Team MemberGreen Assets Middleton Avoided Conversion - ARB EA - IFM - South Carolina - desktop only2014
Team MemberGreen Assets Middleton Avoided Conversion - IFM - South Carolina - desktop only2014
Team MemberGreen Assets-Brookgreen Gardens Improved Forest Management Project - ARB Full Verification - IFM - South Carolina2014
Team MemberFinite Carbon - The Forestland Group CT Lakes - ARB Full Verification - IFM - New Hampshire2014
Team MemberThe vanEck Forest - Reserve Verification/ ARB EA - IFM - California2014
Team MemberMcCloud River - ARB EA Review - IFM - California - desktop only2014
Team MemberWillits Woods - ARB EA Review for 2013 - IFM - California - desktop only2014
Team MemberGualala River - ARB Desktop Review 2014 - IFM - California - desktop only2015
Team MemberGarcia River Forest - ARB EA (1/1/2013-12/31/2013) - IFM - California - desktop only2015
TraineeBlue Source - Alligator River Avoided Conversion, ARB Early Action - AC - North Carolina - desktop only2015
Team MemberYurok Tribe Sustainable Forest Project - 2011 Vintages - ARB EA Review - California - desktop only2015
Team MemberYurok Tribe Sustainable Forest Project - 2012 and 2013 Vintages - ARB EA Review - California - desktop only2015
Team MemberVirginia Highlands I - ARB Full Verification - IFM - New Hampshire2015
Team MemberGoodman Forest LLC Improved Forest Management Project - ARB Verification - IFM - Wisconsin2015
Team MemberWillits Woods - ARB EA Review for 2014 - IFM - California - desktop only2015
Team MemberBuckeye Forest Project - ARB Verification - IFM - California2015
Team MemberRips Redwoods - ARB Early Action Review 2013 - IFM - California2015
Team MemberBlue Source - Bishop Improved Forest Management Project - ARB Annual- IFM - Michigan - desktop only2015
Team MemberGarcia River Forest - ARB EA (1/1/2008-12/31/2009) - IFM - California - desktop only2016
Team MemberBlue Source - Alligator River Avoided Conversion, ARB Early Action - AC - North Carolina - desktop only2016
Team MemberThe Van Eck Forest - ARB Early Action - IFM - California - desktop only2016
Team MemberMcCloud River - ARB EA Review - IFM - California-desktop nly2016
Team MemberBuckeye Forest Project - ARB Verification - IFM - California2016
Team MemberRips Redwoods - ARB Early Action Review 2014 - IFM - California2016
Team MemberAshford III - ARB Verification - IFM - Washington2016
Team MemberHowland Research Forest - Early Action - Maine-desktop only2016
Team MemberAlder Stream Preserve - Early Action - Maine-desktop only2016
Team MemberUsal Redwood Forest - ARB Early Action Review - California2016
Team MemberFinite Carbon - Lyme Grand Lake Stream - ARB Full Verification, IFM - Maine2016
Team MemberBuckeye Forest Project - IFM Less-Intensive - California2017
Team MemberWyoming Improved Forest Management Project-ARB full verification - West Virginia2017
Team MemberBig River/Salmon Creek Forests (ARB ID# CAFR5106; OPR ID# CAR1100) - California2017
Team MemberGarcia River Forest - ARB Verification - California2017
Team MemberGreen Assets - Lukens Avoided Conversion Projects - Full Verification, AC - North Carolina2017
Team MemberGreen Assets -Lukens Avoided Conversion Project - Annual review - North Carolina2017
Team MemberGreen Assets - Milbury Avoided Conversion - ARB Verification - South Carolina2017
Team MemberCamp Shelby Forest Carbon Project - Mississippi2017
Team MemberYurok Tribe Sustainable Forest Project - 2014 Vintages - ARB EA Review - California - desktop only
British Columbia (BC)
Lead VerifierCrew Energy - BC Regulation Reporting Verification -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierEOG Resources - BC Regulation Reporting Verification -Fort Nelson, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierProgress Energy - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2010 -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierChinook - BC Regulation Reporting Verification -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierCrew Energy - BC Regulation Reporting Verification -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierCrew Energy/Septimus BC Regulation Reporting Verification -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierEOG Resources - Annual BC Regulation Reporting Verification -Fort Nelson, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierProgress Energy - Annual BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2011 -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierTerra Energy - Annual BC Regulation Reporting Verification -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierTerra Energy - BC Regulation Reporting Verification -Fort St. John and Taylor, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierChinook - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2012 -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierCrew Energy - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2012 -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierCrew/Septimus - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2012 -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierEOG - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2012 -Fort Nelson, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierNeucel - BC Regulation Reporting Verification -Port Alice, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierProgress Energy - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2012 -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierTerra Energy - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2012 -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierWindset Farms - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2012 -Delta, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierAlta Gas - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2013 -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierChinook - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2013 -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierCrew Energy - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2013 -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierCrew Energy/Septimus - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2013 -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierEndurance Energy - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2013 -Fort Nelson, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierProgress Energy - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2013 -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierTerra Energy - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2013 -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierWindset Farms - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2013 -Delta, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierAlta Gas - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2014 -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierChinook Energy - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2014 -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierCrew Energy - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2014 -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierCrew Energy/Septimus - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2014 -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierProgress Energy - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2014 -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead Verifier"Terra Energy - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2014 (note-no opinion statement was issued in May 2015 and then client never got back to us after repeated attempts so project was closed)" -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierWindset Farms - BC Regulation reporting verification - 2014 -Delta, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierAlta Gas - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2015 -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierChinook Energy - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2015 -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierCrew Energy/Septimus - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2015 -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierWindset Farms - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2015 -Delta, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierChinook Energy - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2016 -Fort St. John, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierWindset Farms - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2016 -Delta, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierVF Clean Energy - BC Regulation Reporting Verification 2016 -Delta, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierLantic - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2016 -Lantic Manufacturing, Vancouver
Lead VerifierLhoist - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2015/2016 -Langley Plant, Vancouver
Lead VerifierKelt Exploration - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2016 -6 Operating Stations in BC
Lead VerifierWindset Farms - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2017 -Delta, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierVF Clean Energy - BC Regulation Reporting Verification 2017 -Delta, BC, Canada
Lead VerifierLantic - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2017 -Lantic Manufacturing, Vancouver
Lead VerifierLhoist - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2017 -Langley Plant, Vancouver
Lead VerifierKelt Exploration - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2017 -6 Operating Stations in BC
Lead VerifierLantic - BC Regulation Reporting Verification - 2016 -Lantic Manufacturing, Vancouver
Climate Action Reserve (Reserve)
TraineeFinite Carbon - Berry Summit - CAR Verification - IFM - California2013
TraineeVirginia Conservation Forestry Program: Tazewell-Elk Garden - CAR Verification - IFM - Virginia2014
TraineeFinite Carbon - The Forestland Group Champion project - Annual CAR Verification -IFM - New York - desktop only2014
Team MemberVirginia Conservation Forestry Program - Clifton Farms - CAR Annual Verification (2012 and 2013) - IFM - Virginia - desktop only2014
Team MemberVirginia Conservation Forestry Program - Rich Mountain - CAR Annual Verifications - IFM - Virginia - desktop only2014
Team MemberVirginia Conservation Forestry Program: Tazewell-Elk Garden - CAR Annual Verification- IFM - Virginia - desktop only2015
Team MemberVirginia Conservation Forestry Program - Clifton Farms - CAR Annual Verification - IFM - Virginia - desktop only2015
Team MemberGarcia River Forest - Reserve Verification -annual- IFM - California2015
Team MemberBig River/Salmon Creek Forests - Reserve Verification - annual - IFM - California2015
Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standard
Team MemberRimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project - CCB Verification - REDD - Indonesia2014
Team MemberKariba REDD+ Project - CCB Verification - REDD+ - Zimbabwe2014
Team MemberThe International Small Group & Tree Planting Program (TIST) in Uganda, CCB-001 - CCB Verification - ARR - Uganda2014
Team MemberThe International Small Group & Tree Planting Program (TIST) in Kenya, CCB-003 - CCB Verification - ARR - Kenya2014
ISO
Team memberOntario Biodiversity Afforestation Project - ISO Validation and Verification/CCB Pre-Validation - OBAP-AR - Canada2014
Natural Forest Standard (NFS)
TraineeTrocano Araretama Conservation Project - Natural Forest Standard Validation/Verification-AD - Brazil2013
Team MemberTrocano Araretama Conservation Project - Natural Forest Standard Annual Verification - AD - Brazil - desktop only2014
Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)
TraineeCarbonCo Envira Amazonia Project - VCS Pre Validation - AD - Desktop Only2013
Team MemberRimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project - VCS Verification - REDD - Indonesia2013
Team MemberRIL-C IFM Methodology (Reduced Impact Logging Practices to Reduce Carbon Emissions) and RIL-C East Kalimantan Performance Method Module - VCS 1st Methodology Validation - Desktop Only2014
Team MemberBethlehem Authority Improved Forest Management Project - VCS Verification - IFM - Pennsylvania2014
Team memberAbote Project - VCS Pre-Validation-ARR - Wisconsin - desktop only2014
Team MemberVM0007 REDD Methodology Modules (Revision to) - VCS Methodology Validation - REDD - Desktop Only2015
Team MemberBethlehem Authority Improved Forest Management Project - VCS Verification - IFM - Pennsylvania-desktop only2015
Team MemberMethodology for Tidal Wetland and Seagras Restoration - First Assessment Report - Desktop Only2015
Team MemberBethlehem Authority Improved Forest Management Project - VCS Annual Verification - IFM - Pennsylvania - desktop only2016
Team MemberRevision of Methodology VM0010-Methodology for Improved Forest Management: Converstion from Loggest to Protected Forest, V1.7 - First Assessment - n/a - desktop only2016
Team MemberLock Haven Improved Forest Management Project - Pennsylvania2016
Team MemberBethlehem Authority Improved Forest Management Project - VCS Annual Verification - IFM - Pennsylvania - desktop only2017
Team MemberKatingan Peatland Restoration and Conservation - Indonesia2017
Team MemberMethodology for Avoided Ecosystem Conversion VM0009, v3.0 (revision) - VCS Methodology 1st Validation - Desktop Only
Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standard
TraineeNew Leaf Carbon Project - VCS/CCB Validation/Verification - IFM - Tasmania2013
Team MemberLaguna Seca Forest Carbon Project - Validation/Verification - Belize2013
Team Member (VCS portion)C4 - VCS/CCB Validation - AR - South Africa2012
Team MemberPurus Project – A Tropical Forest Conservation Project in Acre, Brazil - VCS/CCB Verification (2nd monitoring) - REDD - Brazil2014
team memberRussas Project – A Tropical Forest Conservation Project in Acre, Brazil - VCS/CCB Validation - REDD - Brazil2013
Team memberRussas Project – A Tropical Forest Conservation Project in Acre, Brazil - VCS/CCB Verification - 1st monitoring - REDD - Brazil2014
Team MemberValparaiso Project - A Tropical Forest Conservation Project in Acre, Brazil - VCS/CCB Validation - REDD - Brazil2013
Team MemberValparaiso Project - A Tropical Forest Conservation Project in Acre, Brazil - VCS/CCB Verification - REDD - Brazil2014
Team MemberPurus Project – A Tropical Forest Conservation Project in Acre, Brazil - VCS/CCB Verification (3rd monitoring) - REDD - Brazil2015
Team MemberThe Envira Amazonia Project – A Tropical Forest Conservation Project in Acre, Brazil - VCS/CCB Validation - REDD - Brazil2014
Team MemberAlto Mayo Conservation Initiative - VCS/CCB Verification - Peru2014
Team MemberRimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project Verification Report - Indonesia2015
Team memberPurus Project – A Tropical Forest Conservation Project in Acre, Brazil - VCS/CCB Verification (4th monitoring) - REDD - Brazil2015
Team MemberThe Envira Amazonia Project – A Tropical Forest Conservation Project in Acre, Brazil - VCS/CCB Verification - REDD - Brazil2016
Team MemberPurus Project – A Tropical Forest Conservation Project in Acre, Brazil - VCS/CCB Verification - REDD - Brazil
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