"We've got the whole world in our hands"

“A Clarity of Vision”

A Celebration of Life Tribute

Robert S. Chandler

was held on

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Stay tuned to watch a DVD from the afternoon long Tribute

held at King Gillette Ranch

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

For a program, contact ruthkilday@aol.com


A Clarity of Vision ~ A Brilliant Career

A Letter from the Chandler Tribute Committee

“His legacy will continue.”

Bob Chandler became our mentor and our friend. He shared his calm nature and his sly wry humor with us. He will forever be in our hearts. For those whose lives he touched in the National Park Service and our partners, his impact will continue in our professional and personal lives. His legacy will continue.

National Park Directors recognized Bob as a unique leader who could handle the challenges of new urban parks in the Santa Monica Mountains and at the Presidio of San Francisco. He was just as innovative in resolving resource problems in traditional parks where he served at Olympic, the Everglades, in the Grand Canyon., and other sites listed.

He enjoyed these challenges. He had an uncanny ability to get things done while engaging with constituents, community groups, and with his staff. All of us will miss him.

Please address your comments to Bob's family and friends. Add your memories, the lessons you learned from him, and photos or memorabilia to share with all of us. Thanks to all of you.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

"The man who walks the mountains"

Ruth Kilday photo                            Eagle Rock, Topanga State Park, SMMNRA
     Marvin Braude, City of Los Angeles Councilman for the 11th District
     (coastal areas) from 1965 to 1997,  was always supportive of the
     Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area concept, worked  
     tirelessly with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, and spent
     any and all of his leisure time in the mountains and beaches of this area.

     He referred to Bob Chandler as "the man who walks the mountains."

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