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Gary Knoblock, Senior Program Officer

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Gary joined the Foundation in July 2013, and he is a senior program officer in the Environment Program. Gary leads the Foundation’s Land portfolio, which advances the conservation and stewardship of California’s remarkable natural resources. Gary has more than a dozen years of experience implementing conservation strategies in California. Prior to joining the Foundation, he served as a program officer at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation designing and implementing strategies to conserve terrestrial ecosystems. Gary was executive director of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, a nonprofit that works closely with the National Park Service to implement a variety of conservation projects ranging from wetlands restoration and endangered species protection to environmental education. He also served in leadership positions for two San Francisco-based nonprofits. Gary completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at Grinnell College and Master’s level course work at the University of Indiana.