Ranger of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Bob Becker, Recreation Specialist from the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, has been selected as the 2022 Ranger of the Year. Bob recently retired, but NFRA wanted to recognize him for his years as an outstanding Permit Administrator, and a great supporter of the NFRA conferences. One of the permit holders who worked with Bob, stated:

“Bob was always committed to making the Lake Tahoe permit a success and wanted it to set an example for other Forests.  As such – he led the special uses team towards that end.  He was always interested in our point of view (as the private partner) and was sensitive to our problems. Bob was always a good listener and was always timely and fair in resolving issues of conflict.”

Bob will be honored at NFRA’s Conference on Wednesday, March 9th at 8:30 AM (PST).

To watch the presentation, click here for the Zoom link: Zoom Link

Click here for a copy of the News Release: News Release

NFRA’s ‘Ranger of the Year’ Award has been presented annually since 1982 to individuals who show personal dedication in the realm of recreation management, and exhibit a true sense of partnership with recreation service providers. “We want to recognize those employees who understand the important role of partners, and who show exemplary efforts to work together,” states NFRA President Warren Meyer.  “It is a highlight of our Conference to honor these employees.”

Click Here for a History of the Award.