John Roth

John Roth has committed his whole career to protecting the natural and cultural environment, and providing recreational and self-fulfilling opportunities for the visiting public to America’s National Parks. 

He recently retired as Chief Park Ranger for Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California.  A position he has held since 1999.  As Chief Ranger, John managed visitor and resource protection for Lassen, and was intimately involved in all aspects of park management and planning.


John is the recipient of the Department of Interior’s Valor Award for a rescue on the face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. He feels fortunate that his career with the National Park Service has allowed him many opportunities for a wide diversity of work and personal experiences.  Along the way, he has participated in countless environmental and cultural management activities, making the park safe for the visiting public, as well as the world’s priceless natural and cultural resources. 


John is a graduate of the School of Forestry at CSU Humboldt State University. He is currently consulting and contracting for a variety of personnel and management activities.