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Born in New York City in 1935, Robert "Bob" Belous came to Alaska in 1972 and began working for the National Park Service in Anchorage. As a member of the National Park Service Task Force in Alaska, he was heavily involved in the effort to develop and pass the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). As part of this activity, he was the primary architect of the subsistence provisions (Title 8). Bob devoted many years of his life to the complicated subsistence issue, worked hard for the bill's passage, and continued to be involved with the development of the National Park Service's subsistence policy for national parks in Alaska. After eleven years in Alaska, Bob continued his Park Service career in various positions in the Lower 48 until his retirement in 1996 as superintendent of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve in Louisiana. Bob Belous passed away in 2001.