Wednesday, June 22, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Russ Gibbs, long-time volunteer and friend to many in Mount Rainier National Park. As you may recall, Russ was recently nominated for the Herzog Award for his outstanding service to the Park. Most notably, he participated in a wide variety of Natural and Cultural Resources projects, including amphibian surveys, spotted owl and harlequin duck surveys and pika surveys among others. Recently, he was also honoured by Pendleton Woolen Mills in their blog. Russ will be deeply missed by all who knew him, and especially by those of us who worked with him in the Park.