CSPRA Honorary California State Park Ranger - 2000
Verl Clausen

CSPRA selected Verl Clausen as this year's Honorary Ranger for the many years of commitment to the preservation of redwood lands, wildlife habitat, biodiversity and recognizing the need to preserve entire water-sheds.

For 14 years Verl served as the Executive Director of The Sempervirens Fund. During that time, The Sempervirens Fund raised more than $23 million to acquire 3,300 acres of redwood watershed land for State Parks.

Verl recognized the importance of "linking parks and open spaces to provide an integrated parkland system." With this vision and under his leadership, critical purchases were made to link Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Butano State Park, Portola Redwoods State Park, Pescadero County Parks and Ano Nuevo State Reserve to create a large water-shed and habitat that truly captures the mission of CSPRA and all park professionals.
CSPRA President Kim Baker, Verl Clausen,
CSPRA Webmaster Jeff Price