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Bob Howe had a long career with the National Park Service. He entered the Service in the 1940's, working in various parks around the country, and came to Alaska during the period when new park areas were being established after passage of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) in 1980. Throughout his tenure with the Park Service, Bob developed a reputation for getting along with people and knowing how to get around in the backcountry. He was a member of the Park Service's Alaska Task Force, was involved with conducting field investigations and ground-truthing of resources in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, and his last assignment before retiring was superintendent of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Al Hensen then asked him to take on one more assignment to do some on-the-ground checking of resources in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. He and Rick Caulfield teamed up in the early field investigations of Yukon-Charley. In the early 1990s, Bob was living in Gustavus and on the San Juan Islands, where he enjoyed his retirement by fishing, walking on his property, and reading.