Bram Gunther

Co-Director, New York City Urban Field Station, Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources
Co-Founder and Senior Advisor, Natural Areas Conservancy

Bram Gunther is the co-founder of and Senior Advisor to the Natural Areas Conservancy. He also serves as the Co-Director of the New York City Urban Field Station, a joint research facility of NYC Parks, the Natural Areas Conservancy, and the U.S. Forest Service. Until fall 2015, Bram was Chief of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources for NYC Parks. He joined the agency in 1991 as an Urban Park Ranger and he eventually served as the program’s Citywide Director. Bram has a bachelor’s degree in American literature from SUNY Purchase and a master’s degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

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