Bob established Nature Tourism Planning in 2000. He has more
than 20 years of experience as an interpretive planner and project
manager on numerous natural and cultural history projects throughout
California. Bob served for 10 years as the state coordinator
of interpretive services and aquatic education for the California
Department of Fish and Game. He was formerly an interpretive
planner for the California Department of Parks and Recreation.
Bob's project experience has been focused on the development
and marketing of statewide and community-based wildlife recreation
and education facilities and programs. He is nationally recognized
for his work in developing the largest collaborative state wildlife
viewing program in the nation with more than 200 viewing sites,
as well as building a statewide urban fishing program to serve
the needs of ethnically diverse urban residents.
As the President of NTP, Bob works with local communities and
businesses, governmental agencies, and conservation groups to
assess, develop, and market nature-based recreation and tourism
opportunities while protecting wildlife and habitat values.
These collaborative planning efforts have resulted in the development
of visitor centers, trails, wayside exhibits, brochures, and
marketing plans for agencies, communities and private businesses
throughout the North America (see projects
list for details). Bob has published numerous public interest
articles on California's
aquatic and terrestrial wildlife and regularly makes presentations
on nature tourism topics at conferences throughout the country.