CSPRA Honorary California State Park Ranger - 1978
Bertram "Bert" Dunshee




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Bert Dunshee has long been an ardent conservationist and lover of the out-of-doors with a deep appreciation and respect for our heritage.

Just after the turn of the century, Dunshee was spending weekends hiking the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais. The Dunshees were instrumental in the establishment of Mt. Tamalpais State Park, Pt. Reyes National Seashore, and worked on the acquisition of Malakoff Diggins and Indian Grinding Rocks "Chaw'se" State Historic Parks.

Bert and Verna Dunshee initiated the scholarship program to send Rangers to Audubon Camp having personally sponsored a full scholarship in 1950.

Bert is currently a regional vice president of the Conference of California Historical Societies and hence active in the recent acquisition of Rancho Olompali, the newest State Park Unit in Marin County.