ANPR Newsletter
October 2020

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

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Get ready to apply for summer 2021 jobs!
Here's the finalized "train schedule" for summer 2021 jobs. It's organized by region, with the first set of jobs being announced on 10/5. Please share this information with other along with our FAQ Employment with NPS page at
Call for Agenda items - Rendezvous Membership Meeting

Since we are conducting the 2020 Ranger Rendezvous Membership Meeting online instead of in person this year, we would like to make sure you have an opportunity to discuss the issues that are most important to you. 
Please use the following form to submit any items important to you to be brought up at the meeting, no later than Friday, October 9. We will include as many agenda items as we have time for in the meeting.
Join the Rendezvous 43.0 Photo Contest

As we prep for Rendezvous 43.0, ANPR invites you to submit your NPS photos for the 2020 Photo Contest! 

All ANPR Members or registered attendees of Rendezvous 43.0 may submit up to 5 photos (one in each category) for the chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Rendezvous attendees will be able to vote on the winners in each category and then choose an overall best in show. The winner of which will be awarded an added $50 Amazon card! 

This year's categories are: 
  1. Landscapes
  2. Wildlife
  3. After Dark
  4. History & Culture
  5. Covid Contemporary

Submissions must be received by 10/12/2020!
Read the category descriptions and submit your photos at:
ANPR Moves Rendezvous Online

Set a calendar reminder for October 15-18 because that’s when ANPR will host our annual Ranger Rendezvous online for the first time! Visit to see what’s on the program and to register. Only $19 for members and no travel expenses!!!
Rendezvous presentations are always meaningful, and this year’s presenters will engage important topics that are relevant for NPS employees in every division. We want you to help us let NPS employees know about the event (#RR43.0, #RangerRendezvous) and donate if you can help early career ANPR members attend.

Earlier this summer, ANPR’s Board of Directors made the decision to cancel the in-person Ranger Rendezvous 43.  This marks the first time since 1999 that the event will not be held in-person. “While we’re disappointed that we won’t be able to meet in one place with our friends from across the National Park Service, we’re glad this latest ‘unprecedented message’ of 2020 offers a new opportunity for all of our members,” ANPR President, Paul Anderson, said.

ANPR is concurrently planning Ranger Rendezvous 44 which is scheduled for October 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida.  Before changes necessitated by COVID-19, ANPR had planned to host this year’s Rendezvous in Jacksonville.
Help Get the Word Out About Rendezvous

Follow this link to download and print a copy of the RR43 poster. Feel free to post in an appropriate location or email on to those who might be interested in attending.
Leadership and Teamwork Corner by Bill Pierce 

The basis for all communication and relationships is Trust. If you review some of your past successes and failures at work or at home you will probably identify trust as one of the key elements of the success or failure of a project, incident or relationship. I have been a member of many review teams on workplace issues, incidents small and large and project teams that wanted an after action review. In almost every instance the top two issues/strengths were communications and trust.
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Board of Director positions starting January 2021

ANPR has some great opportunities to develop and use your Leadership and Teamwork skills in a safe and positive environment! We currently have the following ANPR Board of Director positions available for your consideration and participation:
  1. Treasurer
  2. Internal Communications
  3. Training & Education
  4. Strategic Planning

Bill Pierce is available to help you decide on one of these and to help you apply what we are discussing in the Leadership & Teamwork Corner. Please contact him to discuss further and to toss your hat in the ring!
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ANPR stickers available!

Support ANPR with the classic ANPR logo, just what your water bottle has been missing! Send an email to Elsa Hansen at with your name and mailing address, and consider making a donation to ANPR through Venmo @Park-Ranger to offset the cost of the sticker and stamp (total unit cost $1 not including postage). These 2.25x3” stickers will be delivered to your door straight from Moab, UT, home of Canyonlands and Arches National Park. Let's make ANPR visible!!

-Elsa Hansen, Internal Communications
Association of National Park Rangers
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Alexandria, VA 22315

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