Dick Ring retired in June of 2016 from NPT’s Park Projects Director position. In this position, he worked with NPT partners, supporters, and park agency representatives to identify and accomplish park protection and mitigation projects across the country.
Dick retired after 36 years of federal service, 32 of which were with the NPS. While with the NPS, he served in numerous positions including; 19 years as park superintendent at, Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and Everglades & Dry Tortugas National Parks. Dick also served for four years in Washington as an Associate Director of NPS. Since retirement, he has worked with the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy at the University of Miami, served on the Board of the Florida National Parks Association, and has done consulting work in management and ecosystem policy. Dick currently serves on the Executive Council of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks. He is also a member of the IUCN’s Commission on Ecosystem Management and its World Council on Protected Areas.