Everyone Loves "The Bob"- Episode 29
Everyone Loves "The Bob" | Bill Hodge | Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation | Ep. 029
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Bill Hodge - Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation
Release Date: March 20th, 2020
In this episode, I speak with Bill Hodge, the Executive Director with the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation. We talk about Bob Marshall the man, the history of the founding of The Wilderness Society, The Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, Bill’s background, what he learned working on wilderness and trails issues in Tennessee for the Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS), getting people connected with the Wilderness Idea, Montanan's attitudes towards Wilderness, Mountain Biking in Wilderness, Collaboration and Compromise and what his organization does.
Bill Hodge joined the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation as Executive Director from the same position at Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards, an organization he led for nine years. Bill’s passion for wild places is linked to a lifetime of exploring public lands across the country and his desire to see our National Wilderness Preservation System as relevant today as it was in 1964.
Bill is a co-founder of the Wilderness Skills Institute, and the 2013 recipient of the Bob Marshall Award as external champion of Wilderness by the United States Forest Service. In 2014 Bill was recognized at the White House as a ‘Champion of Change’ for his worked to connect a new generation to their public lands.
Bill is a graduate of the University of Evansville and spent 25 years as an executive leader in the collegiate sports and broadcasting industry.
Bill and his wife Laura love to explore on foot, and in kayaks, all the incredible public lands Montana and the country has to offer, often with their dogs in tow and way too much camera gear.