Jason Moghaddas served as Co-Director of the Natural Hazards team until 2023 and is now Director of Operations for Spatial Informatics Group. Mr. Moghaddas received both his BS and MS from UC Berkeley, with his studies and research focused on fire and riparian ecology. Mr. Moghaddas brings over twenty years of experience in natural resource project planning and management to SIG. Since 2012, Jason has managed a range of fire mitigation and post-fire recovery projects for SIG. Prior to working with SIG, he was a project manager for the Fire and Fire Surrogate Study, Mr. Moghaddas successfully coordinated an interdisciplinary team of scientists for a study on the effects of fuel treatments on mixed conifer ecosystem process and structure. Through his on-going work on this and other studies, Mr. Moghaddas had been a lead or co-author on over twenty published scientific papers. In addition to a strong research background, Mr. Moghaddas brings the practical experience of being a current Registered Professional Forest (#2774) along with extensive experience in the Sierras as a wildland fire fighter and wildlife a field technician. Through his work as a Fire Ecologist on the Plumas National Forest, Mr. Moghaddas worked as part of an US Forest Service interdisciplinary team to plan and conduct National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis for landscape level fuel treatments in a politically charged climate. As Conservation Director for the Feather River Land Trust, Mr. Moghaddas worked with large land owners to help develop and fund conservation easements on working ranches in Plumas County.