Little Beaver Creek Ranch, LLC is owned and operated by Rob and Mary Danno, who are former career National Park Rangers and have worked all across our nation, from Virgin Islands National Park, to Yosemite, Sequoia / Kings Canyon, Channel Islands, Whiskeytown; to Grand Canyon, Chiricahua, Fort Bowie and Bryce Canyon; to the Washington, D.C. Headquarters, C&O Canal, Antietam Battlefield, George Washington Memorial Parkway; to Yellowstone, Glacier, National Conservation Training Center and the NPS National Wilderness Training Center, on the campus of the University of Montana, and more.
Together, the family operated several small business enterprises over the years, including Gardner's Farm and Apartments, the Ozone Company of West Virginia, Honor Code Publishing and Paradise View Properties. In addition, the Danno's created and ran an Educational Non-Profit Organizaton: Honor Code! United States Service Academy and Leadership Camps - where for ten years they taught academy pre-candidates how to plan, prepare and gain appointment to our five U.S. Service Academies. Hundreds of Cadets and Mid-Shipman have been influenced by these training courses.
After Rob’s retirement from the National Park Service, he performed as a Bonner County, Idaho Deputy Sheriff, fufilling 36 years in law enforcement, however, he now works the ranch full-time. Rob is a local member of the Backcounty Horseman’s Association and is active in many other ventures. Mary transitioned from working as a ranger for the National Park Service to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) many years back, and has worked locally at the National Bison Range and Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge(s). She currently performs as a Regional Program Manager for the USFWS, working remotely from the ranch.
The Danno's raised three children in the National Parks and have five grandchildren. Multiple generations of the family are passionate and committed to protecting and preserving this amazing landscape.
Note: We wish to extend a special "thank you" to Tina Morkert and Realty Northwest of Thompson Falls for graciously providing use of the video footage on our Home Page.