Greg Richardson

Soil Carbon and Regenerative Systems Specialist

I am a soil scientist by training with specialization in soil health, holistic management, and systems thinking. I am particularly interested in behavior change and how personal connections to place can enable community-based and regionally appropriate solutions.

I joined Point Blue in November of 2023 to convene cross-disciplinary advisory committees in developing a guide for soil carbon sampling on croplands. This project and Point Blue’s work as a whole aligns with my passion of supporting farmers and ranchers in saving costs and increasing their resiliency by harmonizing their operations with the ecological contexts in which they’re embedded.

Previously I served as the Director of Research and Monitoring at Paicines Ranch from 2018 to 2023, where I worked closely with their vineyard and livestock teams to advance landscape health through agriculture. In this role I also managed compost production, maintained fruit tree, led tours, and initiated a process-based restoration project for riparian restoration. I received M.Sc. in agroecology and soil science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.Sc. in environmental studies and economics from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Prior work includes project management on invasive plant prevention at the nonprofit Sustainable Conservation and working as a farmhand at Singing Frogs Farm in Sebastopol, CA.