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OLLI at HSU lost a friend and faculty member this past summer.
Terry Hofstra worked at Redwood National Park for 30 years as Chief of Resource Management and Science.
After he retired, Terry shared his expertise through teaching OLLI classes and offering true “behind the scenes” field trips to the National Park. OLLI members who attended his Mountain Lions and Bears courses learned more than they probably wanted to know about scat; however, they consistently listed that among the favorite aspects of the experience.
At the end of the course, as OLLI members loaded back on the vans to return to town, Terry presented each participant with a casting of a mountain lion or bear paw print he had personally created.
Terry is remembered as a mountain of a man with a beaming smile, an endless sense of humor and graceful giving heart.