John Yarchoan is a project manager and species program leader at Magnolia. Since 2013, he has spearheaded the acquisition of over 10,000 conservation acres for various forms of project delivery. Today, he works directly with project developers and consultants to help them strategize optimal ecological offset solutions for birds and other species that may be impacted by development. John has coordinated or is coordinating mitigation projects for seven separate HCPs, including several related to wind development. He works with the Magnolia team to ensure land acquisition efforts remain in lockstep with industry needs across the country. John was a keynote speaker at the Northeast Bat Working Group conference in 2019 on the topic of mitigation. He previously worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration where he co-authored the Precipitation Frequency Atlas of the United States. John holds a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Economics from Amherst College.