Portrait of Gary M. Gimbert smiling at Hildacy Preserve.

Gary M. Gimbert

Vice President of Stewardship

Gary is responsible for overseeing the 50-person stewardship department for Natural Lands. He also serves as a consultant to private landowners, providing recommendations and cost estimates for restoration projects and oversight of project implementation.

Gary began his employment with Natural Lands in 1996 as a stewardship assistant. He was then promoted to preserve manager at Gwynedd Preserve. 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.

In 2022, Gary was promoted to vice president of stewardship.

“It’s pretty awesome to have been able to watch this organization grow over my nearly three-decade time with Natural Lands,” said Gary. “In addition to helping to fight the effects of climate change and give native species a leg up, our work on the preserves directly impacts a lot of people in a beneficial way.”

Gary holds a BS in environmental studies from East Stroudsburg University. He lives in Ambler with his family and his dogs.

Ask Gary about: encouraging women to have rewarding careers in land stewardship.