Boz (Gordon) Bosworth

Boz (Gordon) Bosworth has a BS in Environmental Studies from Evergreen State College, minor in Forestry and a Masters in Environmental Education from Utah State University. He grew up in Colorado, fishing, skiing and hiking in the Front Range. He then went to live in New Zealand for a year and traveled the world. He taught Biology and other sciences in public schools for 30 years in New Mexico and Utah, developing greenhouse programs with gardens and bees at two schools. For his inspirational teaching, he was recognized as the best science teacher in the State of Utah in 1991, 1997 and 2007. For 25 years, he ran an outdoor program for the Cache Schools in northern Utah taking “at risk” students into southern Utah deserts, pioneering routes such as “Boz’s Crack”, a slot canyon near the Escalante River. He developed Environmental Education programs for both National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and the Forest Service as part of his graduate programs. He worked as a Wilderness Ranger for the Forest Service in the High Uintas and Naomi wilderness (northern Utah) for 28 years and spent one season as a River Ranger in southern Utah and another as a Park Ranger at Hovenweep National Monument. He became an EMT in 1981, and was the first responder in both the schools and Forest Service for 25 years.

Having a deep love for the deserts of Southern Utah. Boz and his wife, Bobbie Cleave, recently moved to Boulder after they retired from their teaching and Forest Service careers in Logan Utah. They are building their own house in lower Boulder, where they are neighbors of their long-time friends, Keith and Lisa. They have established a small honey bee business, and love spending time learning about the complicated world of bees, sharing their impressive knowledge with a blossoming community of beekeepers in Boulder. Boz’s hobbies include mushrooming (mushrooms thrive up on Boulder Mountain), birding all over Utah, and astronomy (which he taught in several schools). Boz has started working on a Boulder ranch where he enjoys time with cows and horses in Lower Boulder. Being an excellent consensus builder, Boz is serving as the Boulder Community representative with the Boulder Community Foundation on a program to reintroduce beavers on Boulder Mountain and eradicate invasive Russian Olives that are disrupting the natural ecology of the Escalante watershed. . One of his greatest gifts is as the pied piper of kids, he loves kids and kids love him. Boz is a wonderful guide who fully engages with his guests and strives to maximize their southern Utah experience.

Working for Earth Tours has given Boz another opportunity to share what he loves the most with other people. The importance of unspoiled deserts and wild places is a critical part of planetary health. This is not just about recreation for Boz, even though it is a lot of fun. It is also about gaining a deeper understanding and respect for the delicacy and mystery of these deserts.