ArcheWild started in 2010 as a nursery providing native plants to landscapers and restoration projects. ArcheWild Native Nursery was one of the first native nurseries of its kind, offering large-scale ordering to restoration clients with ecoregion-specific and seed-grown plants. After a decade of saying yes to its customers, ArcheWild Native Nursery grew into ArcheWild: the full-service ecological restoration firm it is today. Now, ArcheWild still maintains its extensive native plant nursery, and has added their Projects Team to bring great plants and trained professionals together under one roof. ArcheWild also provides customers with a full host of professional services, from master planning to project management. Today, ArcheWild is serving federal and state agencies, conservancies, farms up to 500 acres, and large landowners all thoughout the Mid Atlantic. ArcheWild also consults on restoration design, conservation agriculture, agroforestry, nursery operations planning and construction, with new services being added all the time. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any restoration needs. From seed to site, ArcheWild has you covered.
2019 Meet Our Professional Staff
As an avid traveler, Bella found her passion for plants and restoration organically. She graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies and Spanish and started her work with ArcheWild in the same year. She is now enjoying her work building species inventory and production in the nursery. Her goal is to spread healthy, native plant genetics to as many landscapes as possible, in hopes of building a resilient future.
Josh is a self-proclaimed lifelong learner, and has spent years studying ecology and invasive management. He has worked with everything from Porceline Berry to Lantern Fly management in an effort to make way for healthier ecosystems.
Josh has has a B.S. in Biology from Vassar College.
He has a soft spot for riparian areas and streams, which is where you might find him collecting data (or trash) on his days off!
Jesse received his degree in Environmental Studies from Ursinus College and has extensive experience working on public and private land to enhance landscapes through riparian forest buffers, rain gardens, meadows, and other plantings. He’s passionate about the outdoors and loves gardening, hiking, and playing soccer.
Ecological Restoration Specialist
Having worked in political organizing and ecosystem management, Dan is fascinated by the intersection of nature and culture, and more specifically in the manufactured divide between humans and the rest of the biological world. He is passionate about taking up an active role in rehabilitating local habitats in order to restore and preserve their immense ecological and cultural value. Dan has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Oberlin College.
David’s passion for ecological restoration is motivated in equal parts by a deep care for the environment and an intense obsession with plants—especially natives. He recently graduated from Penn State University with a B.S in Plant Sciences. His goal is to help create healthier, more diverse landscapes that better support local ecology through his work in the nursery.
Emma graduated from Delaware Valley University with a degree in Environmental Biology. Her love of plants started with growing various types of succulents. She became passionate about native plants during her time at school where she learned all about the benefits of using natives. She wants to help promote the use of natives not just in restoration, but for landscaping as well.
Ecological Restoration Technician
Doug is a lifelong outdoorsman with extensive field experience. While he’s capable of using small machines and equipment in a construction capacity, his preference is trail building and landscape maintenance. He spends much of his time outdoors maintaining trails on his own property, or exploring the woods for new and interesting plants.
With a passion for soils and hydrology, and a proclivity for science and research, Doug is supporting us to advance our collective knowledge. Doug is partnering with all members of the ArcheWild team to build new data and processes that we hope to share with the rest of the industry!