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Bob Dalrymple, Wrangell's district ranger retires after almost 40-year career


March 21, 2019

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Friends, family, and community members all came together at the Stikine Inn last Saturday evening to celebrate with Bob Dalrymple on his recent retirement.

Bob Dalrymple said he first became interested in forestry when he was in the Boy Scouts. It was a fairly linear career trajectory. He said he knew what he wanted to do since high school. He attended forestry school at Colorado State University, and got his first job with the Forest Service planting trees in 1975. In 1982 he came to Southeast Alaska for seasonal work, and fell in love with the area. He said that he worked on Prince of Wales and in Petersburg for many years, then went south for a little bit, but discovered that he wanted to return to Southeast.

"Pretty quickly I learned down...

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