In the fall of 2016, the Association of National Park Rangers (ANPR), held their annual Ranger Rendezvous at Santa Fe, New Mexico. Several hundred rangers and retirees attended the Rendezvous over several days attending seminars, listening to key NPS speakers, and catching up with friends. The focus of the conference was a celebration of the 100th year anniversary of the National Park Service.
One of the highlights of the Annual Rendezvous is the raffle where proceeds are used to support the organization and provide special scholarships to assist new rangers in attending the event. Rob was long active in ANPR during his career and in the very early 1980’s helped develop the raffle centered around the arts and crafts produced by rangers and their families.
Each year Rob would hand carve a ranger to be raffled off and these rangers were a highly sought-after item because they humorously depicted the lives of working rangers. Over 25 of these donated carvings have found their way to new homes over the years.
To celebrate the long success of ANPR and the 100-year anniversary of the NPS, Rob carved another of his famous rangers to be raffled off to provide funds for the Bill Supernaugh fund that provides financial assistance to first time attendees to the Rendezvous.