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Northern Research Station
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726
(608) 231-9200
(608) 231-9544 TTY/TDD

NYC UFS People

**This person is no longer with the New York City Urban Field Station.**

Bram Gunther

Bram GuntherTitle: Co-Director
Unit: New York City Urban Field Station
Address: New York City Urban Field Station
431 Walter Reed Road
Fort Totten Cluster #2, Box #12
Bayside, Queens, NY 11359

Telephone: 718-225-3061


  • MA Environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
  • BA American literature from State University of New York at Purchase

Current Research

Bram Gunther is the Director of the Urban Field Station, the science and research hub of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources of the New York City Parks Department.  It is co-run by the U.S. Forest Service.  He is also the President of the Natural Areas Conservancy, a public/private partnership established to unify the City's efforts to conserve, restore, and protect tens our thousands of acres of municipal forests, wetlands, and grasslands. 

Past Research

Bram Gunther was previously Chief of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources for the New York City Parks Department.  He joined the New York City Parks Department in 1991 as an Urban Park Ranger.  Three years later, he became the Citywide Director of the Urban Park Rangers.  He transferred to Central Forestry in 2000 and as first Deputy Chief and then Chief oversaw the growth of the division. 

Last Modified: 12/02/2019