Bob Anderson

July 25, 1943 -- October 11, 2013

Bob was the Chair of the Tahoe Area Sierra Club. He lost his life while touring Serengeti National Park in a Landrover with his wife Grace Anderson. The highlite of the trip was to celebrate Bob’s 70th birthday by summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro. And before the accident, Bob and Grace watched the sun rise on Africa from the summit, at 19,342 feet.

Some of us knew Bob was heavily involved in the cause of renewable energy, but few of us knew about Bob’s fame in Montana. The article below is from the Livinston, Montana Enterprise.

Man who fought Yellowstone River dam dies in Africa

Livingston native Bob Anderson died Friday, Oct. 11, in Tanzania.

By Natalie Storey, The Enterprise (Reprinted by permission)

Bob Anderson, the Livingston native who played a key role in saving the Yellowstone River from a dam, died Friday in Tanzania chasing the same “ultimate solitude” he found in the Paradise Valley as a boy. Anderson, a conservationist who was also a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition and a former state public service commissioner, died in a rollover accident. His wife, Grace, was injured but survived, friends said. Before the accident, Anderson, 70, and his wife summited the 19,400-foot Mount Kilimanjaro.

Bob Anderson organized a group that saved the Yellowstone River from a proposed dam in the 1970s and played a leading role in efforts to designate the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness near Livingston. “This is a guy who changed the history of our part of Montana, and this is a big loss for everybody,” said Rick Reese, former president and fellow founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition.

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Donations in memory of Bob Anderson may be directed to

Tahoe Area Sierra Club, PO Box 16936, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151


Tahoe Area Sierra Club
P.O. Box 16936
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151

Community Gathering

Wednesday March 5, 7:00pm
Unity at the Lake
1195 Rufus Allen Blvd.

Lauri Kemper, Assistant Executive Officer of the Lahontan Water Board will present information on current bacteria standards in the Lahontan Region, recent USEPA standards and potential updates planned by the State Water Board. She will also describe opportunities for public involvement. How may this affect your future confidence in surface waters you fish, swim and depend upon for drinking?

Join us at 7 p.m. for goodies, wine, tea and coffee. Lauri will speak from 7:15 to 8. We will then have a questions answer session. We will conclude with introductions of new members of the TASC executive committee and a quick review of highlights of major conservation and wilderness issues.

Don't forget.....the all-important Tahoe Sierra Club Summer Fundraiser will be Wednesday July 2 at Regan Beach! Put that on your calendar and help us sell tickets (530-577-2000).


Elections Are Coming!

Ballots due in by
February 28, 2014

View the candidates

All members of the Tahoe Area Sierra Club will receive a ballot in the mail
in early February.

The Tahoe Area Sierra Club holds an election for members of its 7 person Executive Committee every two years. There are six nominees for four positions on the executive committee. The profiles of the candidates are linked here. If you are a member and have received a ballot, please vote for FOUR candidates and mail your ballot back to the PO Box address on the ballot by February 28.

If you are a member in good standing and have not received a ballot, send an inquiry to Grace Anderson.

The biennial TASC election process is guided by a three person Election Committee consisting of Laurel Ames, Patricia Hickson and Grace Anderson.





Vice Chair
Roger Rosenberger

Conservation Chair

Laurel Ames

Grace Anderson

Jerry Yeazell