To best ponder the life of John Sully ’52, his family advises a walk in the woods. After serving in the U.S. Army, Sully began working at CalTrans as a right-of-way agent. It was a position he morphed into senior field biologist, once his Master’s in ecology was in hand. Through that scholarship and work, he helped preserve the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, restore the Sespe Creek, and discover a Santa Susanna Tarweed in a habitat where the plant was thought extinct. Along the way, John instilled a love of Yosemite in his four children, who survive him. He died in May 2020.

09 Dec 2020