Has worked with passion to protect public lands since his student volunteer days in the late 1960s to establish the Redwood National Park. He later cofounded both the California Wilderness Coalition in 1976 and Tuleyome in 2002. Bob most recently spearheaded a team of hard-working people and organizations to designate the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in 2015. He has a B.S. degree in geology from UC Davis, is married with two grown children, and lives in Davis.