Bob Finch is the Director of Natural Resources for the City and County of Denver. Bob has over 40 years of natural resource planning and land management experience. In the ‘90s, as a Park Manager with Colorado State Parks, Bob developed Castlewood Canyon State Park in Douglas County and later, in 2003, oversaw the development of St. Vrain State Park in Weld County. Bob spent four years in the State Park Director’s office overseeing the State Trails Program and State Natural Areas Program. After retiring from State Parks in 2008, Bob worked for Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) and Arapahoe County Open Space before coming to work for Denver.
Bob’s educational background includes a BS in Outdoor Recreation from CSU, an MS in Urban and Regional Planning from UC Denver and an MPA from UC Denver. He has served on a variety of boards and commissions including the Boulder County Planning Commission, the Castle Rock Planning Commission, the Douglas County Open Space Advisory Board, Douglas County Parks Advisory Board and the VOC Board. He has extensive experience in park/open space planning, land management, trail planning, weed management, ecological restoration, and volunteer management. Bob has also taught natural resource management and planning for UC Denver as an adjunct lecturer.