ANPR Newsletter
August 20, 2021

A periodic e-newsletter from the Association of National Park Rangers
Compiled by Elsa Hansen, Board Member for Internal Communications and others.

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Mark Your Calendars for October 16
With the demise of Ranger Rendezvous 44 in Jacksonville FL, ANPR will conduct a membership meeting (via Zoom) as required by our by-laws. Details and an agenda will follow. One agenda item will be to seek nominations for the three BOD positions to be seated on January 1, 2022:
  • President Elect (one year as President Elect and automatically assumes position of President for three-year term)
  • Fundraising (three-year term)
  • Membership Services (three-year term)
Please consider running for one of these important BOD positions, or convincing a colleague to be nominated.
ANPR is currently looking for a volunteer to help us manage our website during the transition with our Business Manager position. If you have experience with customized (html, etc.) website development and management and would be willing to assist with this transition, please contact either, or We’ll be happy to answer questions and provide details.
Super Raffle 2021
Only 58 days until the drawing on October 16
As an ANPR member, you can "donate" for "tickets" for yourself and/or you can solicit donations for tickets from family, friends, or whomever, by sharing the raffle URL and asking them to enter your name in the "Give credit for my tickets to:" field, so you can get credit for the ticket(s). Or, you can seek donations from others in person, and then manually enter their information and payment into the dashboard. 
The raffle URL is:

There will be a $500 gift card prize with Amazon for the most donations for tickets by an individual, and a $100 gift card prize with Amazon for the person who donates for the ticket drawn for the "Grand Prize."
The Prizes (see details by going to the URL)
  1. Grand Prize: “Roll Your Own” trip – you decide when, where, how long and who goes with you. ANPR will contribute up to $1800, or take $1400 cash in lieu of trip.
  2. One week stay at cabin outside Yellowstone National Park – value $1200.
  3. Original Nature Photograph by Connie Rudd – value $200
  4. Quilted wall hanging by famous Alaska quilt artist Ree Nancarrow – value $650
  5. Stained glass NPS arrowhead – value $525
  6. Lodging (four nights) at Ranger Rendezvous in Tucson, AZ – value $500 (or take $200 in lieu of)
  7. Hand carved caricature of a “ranger” by Rob Arnberger – value $450
  8. Two-night stay in an AirBnb “tiny house” plus a dinner for two at a supper club in New Orleans – value $300+
  9. Collection of “NPS books” autographed by the authors (see the list on the website) – value TBD
  10. Stained glass hanging of a bison – value $60
We expect that additional prizes will be added and we will send out updates periodically announcing new prizes and other information, or check the URL for updated list of prizes.
If you have a notable item or service you would like to donate to this activity as a prize, please contact Bill Wade ( with information. If you have contact with an author of book(s) about NPS or set in an NPS area, please forward information to Bill so we can try to add to the collection of signed books.

Donations for tickets:
  • 1 ticket - $5.00
  • 10 tickets - $40.00
  • 50 tickets - $150.00
  • 100 tickets - $200.00
To enter, go to:
Harry Yount Lifetime Achievement Award
As previously reported, ANPR has assumed the management of this award from the NPS. This year, the award will be presented to:
BILL HALAINEN single-handedly connected Park Rangers, the field and headquarters, as well as insuring that DOI and the Hill were aware of the heroic actions taken on a daily basis by Park Rangers throughout the United States.  He personally professionalized Park Ranger/Manager communications and awareness from the Morning Report to the Coalition (Retirees) weekly report.  His personal efforts resulted in the NPS Uniform Program being responsive to field needs and expanded items available to employees.
JACK MOREHEAD has a host of major accomplishments throughout his distinguished career including removal of commercial fishing and reintroduction of the Panther in Everglades to excelling as Alaska Regional Director, Yosemite NP Superintendent, Associate for Operations in WASO where the field needs were utmost in priority.
We had intended to bestow these awards at the Ranger Rendezvous in Jacksonville. We are currently investigating other options for presenting the awards, but they will be presented this year. 
There is a cost of travel for the recipients and for the traditional “Bust of Harry Yount” sculptures currently being cast by a foundry in Loveland, CO. If you are interested in donating to this effort, go to the ANPR website, click on the “Donate” button or scroll to “Support ANPR Today”, and choose “Harry Yount Award Fund”…then follow the prompts.
ANPR’s Donation to the Ranger Foundation
Recently, the ANPR BOD authorized the donation of $5000 to the Ranger Foundation. Here is the response from them with an explanation about how the money will be used:
Ranger Foundation
P.O. Box 3212 -Auburn, CA 95604
Association of National Park Rangers 
5625 N. Wilmot Road
Tucson, AZ 85750
Attn: Bill Wade, Treasurer August 8, 2021

Dear Bill,
Thank you for the generous donation by A.N.P.R. of $5,000 to the Ranger Foundation, an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. Your donation may be tax deductible as provided by law and has been credited to the Ranger COVID19 Relief Fund.
Your support for the Ranger Foundation is greatly appreciated. During 2021 the foundation has used generous donations like yours to fund various programs.
Currently, the Ranger Foundation has distributed fifteen $500 grants to families of rangers killed by the COVID19 pandemic in Latin America and the demand continues.
Best regards,


Thomas Bernardo Treasurer

We encourage individual members to contribute to this worthy cause assisting rangers in Latin America.
Force For Nature Ranger App
ANPR recently received this letter:
“I am writing to invite you and your Rangers to join the new Force For Nature Ranger App. 
Endorsed by International Ranger Federation and Universal Rangers Support Alliance URSA Force For Nature Ranger App is an online space for Rangers, by Rangers
On the App you can post stories about your work, share & comment. Connect with new colleagues. Read conservation and Ranger news. Stay in contact with the International Ranger Federation. Hear about grants and job opportunities. Explore education topics. Discover projects around the world. Advance your career.
Please can you forward the attached invitation to your Rangers by email or Whatsapp? We’d be so grateful if you can join us in getting as many Rangers online as possible, because together we can evolve conservation. 
Download the Force For Nature Ranger App here:
iOS users:
Android users:
Also available as a webapp:
Hope to see you on the App! Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am here to help.


WhatsApp (+44) 07446157625
Ranger Rendezvous Update
With the cancellation of RR44 in Jacksonville, we are considering alternatives for providing some kind of substitute opportunities yet this year. Stay-tuned for updates and details.
Next year’s RR will be in Tucson, AZ at the beautiful Westward Look Resort – We have a great contract with low room rates and other amenities at the property. We are already working on plans to make this one of the best RRs ever.  The dates are October 24-30, 2022. If you are interested in working on the RR Management Team in some capacity, contact
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