Isabella M. Gambill
Isabella's work focuses on conservation policy and the power of conservation networks at both regional and international scales. Through her work with the International Land Conservation Network as a member of its founding team, Isabella helps to connect and support practitioners and experts in private land conservation around the world. With the formation and growth of the ILCN, she is helping the team discover how to share best practices, case studies, and private land conservation tools across continents, governmental codes, language barriers, and more. Isabella is also involved in the creation and management of a more local network, Academics for Land Protection in New England (ALPINE), a project that grew out of a partnership between the Harvard Forest, Harvard University, the Highstead Foundation, and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Through ALPINE, Isabella also examines the various ways that students, faculty, and academic institutions can engage in large landscape conservation efforts and act as conservation catalysts throughout New England. As a recent graduate of Wellesley College, Isabella is especially drawn to the role that young conservation professionals and students can play in cross-boundary, cross-sectoral, and interdisciplinary conservation efforts. Isabella hopes that with networks like ALPINE and the ILCN, innovative large landscape conservation projects will continue to populate and transfer to new jurisdictions, and become as inclusive and diverse as possible.