grew up on a ranch near
then served in the
World War II
before matriculating at the
University of Montana.
Upon earning his BS degree in forestry/range in 1950, Mr. Worf began a 31-year career with the
US Forest Service,
assuming positions of district ranger on the Ashley NF (Utah),
staff officer at the
in Ogden, staff officer on the Fishlake NF
(Utah), and supervisor of the
In 1965, Mr. Worf was assigned to head the agency’s development of policy for implementing the
1964 Wilderness Act.
Subsequently, he served as director for wilderness, recreation, and lands at the
In 1989, Mr. Worf co-founded Wilderness Watch—the only national environmental organization dedicated to encouraging the government to better care for existing wilderness.
Mr. Worf received the Keith Corrigall Wilderness Stewardship Award
in 2003 from the International Journal of Wilderness
in recognition of a lifetime of achievement in wilderness protection and stewardship.