ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Robert M. Danno has worked for the National Park Service for thirty years as a field, supervisory, and chief ranger and is known as a “ranger’s ranger.” He has performed a wide variety of general and specialized duties, from traditional backcountry patrols to high-profile front-country emergency services, including special operations. He has worked and had dramatic experiences in a wide variety of park areas ranging from Yosemite to the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone to Bryce Canyon. He has earned some of the highest awards in the nation for national park rangers, including the Meritorious Achievement Commendation, the United States Department of the Interior Valor Award, and the National Park Service Exemplary Act Award for lifesaving, and was twice nominated for the Harry Yount Award – the national Ranger of the Year. He earned a B.S. in Park Administration, Resource and Visitor Management from CSU,
Sacramento, and an M.A. in Environmental Education from Humboldt State University.