Walt Loope Retires
Contact: Bruce Leutscher, 906-387-2680
Dr. Walt Loope, long time friend of the National Park Service, has retired after 37 years of federal service. Walt began his career as a seasonal ranger at Canyonlands National Park in Utah from 1972-1977 where he worked at all three districts of the park. He was the second ranger to ever serve at the remote Maze District, succeeding a ranger who had been in the position for just a month. From 1978 to 1982 he served as range conservationist on the White River National Forest in western Colorado and on the Manti-LaSal National Forest in Utah.