Andrew Simpson, 51, was reported missing at 8.20pm on Monday after he did not return home from work.
Mountain rescue teams, police, search and rescue dogs and a Royal Navy helicopter were all involved in an extensive search for him around Glengyle, near Loch Katrine in Stirling, overnight and yesterday morning.
Mr Simpson, from the tiny isolated hamlet of Inversnaid, Stirlingshire, who had worked as a wildlife ranger for the Forestry Commission for eight years, had been working outdoors in the Glengyle area on Monday afternoon when he went missing. Police confirmed a body found in the area yesterday was that of Mr Simpson. It is not being treated as suspicious.
His wife Mary, 43, said the family had been given some comfort in the fact Mr Simpson died while he was out working.
She said: "He loved his job - he loved being outdoors.
"It was his dream job so at least that's something, that he was doing that."