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
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.
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
Tahoe Sierra Club welcomes guest speaker Craig Thomas,
the iconic Sierra Nevada conservationist, to its November 13th meeting
Hello members and friends of the Tahoe Sierra Club. I'm inviting you to keep the spirit alive by coming to our bi-monthly meeting on November 13, 2013. We will be at Unity at the Lake, 7 p.m. Join us a bit early for a glass of wine. Unity is at 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, just up the street from the library.