Natural Restoration Projects that Scale and Transform

Dr. Stephen Fitch is the Founder and CEO of Accelerated Restoration Collaborative (ARC), a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to “Natural Restoration Projects that Scale and Transform."  Steve’s background includes serving for 17 years as the Founder and CEO of Eden Reforestation Projects. In 2022, Steve served as the Founder of Compassionate Carbon and briefly served in the role of CEO.

Under Steve’s leadership, Eden became the first international non-profit organization in history to plant over one billion trees. The production, planting, and protection of the trees were achieved by providing fair wage employment to thousands of local community members. The experience with Eden and Compassionate Carbon provided invaluable lessons in leadership multiplication, cross-cultural literacy, fundraising, and large-scale forest restoration. Dr. Fitch is now positioned to work collaboratively through ARC in the development of global restoration projects, along with a commitment to train other like-minded leaders and teams in the systems necessary to scale their own restoration projects.