Robert W. Johnson

Director of Building Stewardship

As Director of Building Stewardship, Bob oversees the construction, restoration, and repairs of all the structures on our preserves, many of which are centuries-old barns and farmhouses.

Prior to working for Natural Lands, Bob was as an engineer with the Pennsylvania Air National Guard (PAANG), and worked alongside his father in the family’s carpentry and masonry business, Johnson & Son Construction Co.

Bob enjoys being presented with challenges in his work. “They keep me sharp and focused.”

His favorite native species is American elderberry. “It’s a great source of food for animals and people… makes a great wine or jelly!”

Ask Bob about: winning the Ugly Sweater Contest at the staff holiday party.