Bob Ratcliffe

Division Chief, NPS, RTCA

As Division Chief for the National Park Service’s Conservation, Recreation and Community Assistance Programs, Bob Ratcliffe oversees the widely recognized Recreation, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, National Trails and National Rivers programs among others. Previously, Bob served 24 years for the Bureau of Land Management in a variety of field and national leadership roles including over a dozen years as Deputy Assistant Director for Resources and Planning, and Division Chief for the National Recreation and Visitor Services Program. His background blends a range of public agency, educational and private sector experience as an Outward Bound instructor, university faculty member, public engagement specialist, wilderness ranger and manager, community planning and resource conservation consultant. He regularly enjoys many other outdoor activities with his family – particularly hiking, rafting, telemark skiing, and mountain bike riding.

Panels

  • Policy: A Citizen’s Guide to Effective Legislation
  • Lunch Panel: Protecting Public Land – Exploring Beyond the Headlines and Hype