Natural Lands Names Gary M. Gimbert as Vice President of Stewardship
MEDIA, Pa., February 1, 2023 – Natural Lands—the region’s oldest and largest land conservation organization—announced it has promoted Gary M. Gimbert to vice president of stewardship. Gimbert has been with the organization for nearly three decades.
Gary began his employment with Natural Lands in 1996 as a stewardship assistant. He was then promoted to preserve manager at Gwynedd Preserve in North Wales, Montgomery County. At Gwynedd, he played a pivotal role in developing Natural Lands’ land restoration expertise, guiding early projects to convert ponds to wetlands and to establish and enhance native meadows.
With his promotion to vice president, Gimbert will lead the organization’s 50-person stewardship department, the dedicated team that cares for Natural Lands’ 42 nature preserves as well as Stoneleigh: a natural garden. He will also serve as a consultant to landowners in the Greater Philadelphia region, providing recommendations and cost estimates for restoration projects on private land and oversight of implementation.
“It’s been a rewarding experience to watch this organization grow over my career with Natural Lands,” said Gary Gimbert. “In addition to helping fight the effects of climate change and give native species a leg up, our work on the preserves directly impacts a lot of visitors in beneficial ways. It’s an honor to be a part of that.”
Natural Lands’ President Oliver Bass said, “Natural Lands has been conserving and caring for nature for seven decades. It’s a point of organizational pride that talented staff like Gary have chosen to pursue their careers here. Gary’s vast institutional knowledge, patience for long-term restoration projects, and a genuine appreciation for the natural world equip him to excel in his new role.”
Gimbert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental studies from East Stroudsburg University. He lives in Ambler, PA.
Natural Lands is dedicated to preserving and nurturing nature’s wonders while creating opportunities for joy and discovery in the outdoors for everyone. As the Greater Philadelphia region’s oldest and largest land conservation organization, Natural Lands—which is member supported—has preserved more than 125,000 acres, including 42 nature preserves and one public garden totaling more than 23,000 acres. Nearly five million people live within five miles of land under the organization’s protection. Land for life, nature for all. natlands.org.
Please note: “Natural Lands” is the organization’s official operating name and should be used instead of its legal designation (Natural Lands Trust, Inc.).
Mae Axelrod, Media Relations Manager
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