A monthly e-newsletter from the Association of National Park Rangers Compiled by Cadence C. Cook, Board Member for Internal Communications
Countdown to Ranger Rendezvous!
Join us at the Association of National Park Rangers 39th annual Ranger Rendezvous in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 27-30, 2016. Registration is open online until October 15! You can view a draft program on our website and read about the excellent keynote speakers and sessions we will be hosting this year.
This year’s Ranger Rendezvous will also host a silent auction and several raffles. Please consider donating items and helping raise money for the organization. If you can’t attend the Rendezvous you can send items (to arrive no earlier than October 21) to:
Hotel Santa Fe
ATTN: Dominick Gutierrez, ANPR
1501 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Please email ANPR's business manager at firstname.lastname@example.org if you send items so that we know to expect your package. We appreciate your support!
- Erika Jostad, ANPR President
Get Involved by Joining ANPR's Board of Directors! The Board of Directors for the Association of National Park Rangers will be seeking nominees for several board positions in the coming weeks. The positions to be filled include: Special Concerns, Seasonal Perspectives, Professional Issues, and Secretary. For position descriptions, click here. If you or someone you know would like to get involved in ANPR, please consider running for a board position! We will be accepting nominations during the ANPR Business Meeting at Ranger Rendezvous on October 30. You can also submit a nomination directly to Erika Jostad via email at email@example.com.
- Erika Jostad, ANPR President
Join ANPR's Mentoring Program Interested mentors and protégés are welcome and encouraged to join our popular mentoring program. We would love to develop a stronger base of members for this program, and continue to share knowledge of the organization. Mentors from all backgrounds are encouraged to contact us, as we currently have protégés seeking information about a variety of National Park Service careers. We are in particular need of biology-based mentors. Please contact Education and Training officer Katlyn Grubb at KFG26@NAU.EDU for more information.
- Katlyn Grubb, Board Member for Education and Training
Enter ANPR's Annual Photo Contest You can participate in ANPR's annual photo contest even if you're not attending Ranger Rendezvous this year! Send your photos to the contest organizer, Liz Roberts, by October 10. She'll make sure your photographs are on display when Rendezvous attendees vote on their favorite shots. Winners will be selected from each category and a “Best of Show” photo will take the top spot. All winners will receive recognition at the Rendezvous and have their photos published in Ranger magazine. Details here:Photo Contest Information
- Cadence Cook, Board Member for Internal Communications
Position Opening: Superintendent of Parks for the City of Santa Cruz We are recruiting for a Superintendent of Parks for the City of Santa Cruz, California. I am reaching out to see if there are any National Park Service retiree supervisors, preferably with a law enforcement background, that might be interested in a second career. For the recruitment announcement, click here. Click on the “Superintendent of Parks – Open and Promotional” sub link. Please apply as soon as possible as the recruitment ends 10/06/16. Call the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department for any questions.
- Victor L. Albers, Chief Park Ranger, City of Santa Cruz
Get Featured on ANPR's Website If you'd like to be a future Featured Member on ANPR's website, please contact ANPR's business manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a brief autobiography and a high resolution photograph of yourself. It's been fun for me, and has gotten me some special recognition (like an article in Time Magazine this year!), but it's time for the spotlight to be on someone else. Nominate yourself or a fellow ANPR member.
- Tom Banks, ANPR Treasurer
Picture the Past The Forest History Society has undertaken a project aimed at collecting sets of repeat photographs relating to land management and environmental research. The Repeat Photography Project is a collaboration between the Forest History Society and several other institutional and individual collaborators. We welcome insights, recommendations, and collaboration in making this valuable historical information more widely available. If you have photos, research ideas, or any other input that might help, please contact Project Photo Archivist Sara Pezzoni at email@example.com.
- Sara Pezzoni, Project Photo Archivist Forest History Society
Peru Ranger Association Seeking Donations of New and Used Gear The Peru Ranger Association is pleased to invite you to the IV Ranger Meeting, held in Lima, Peru from December 4-7 2016 at the Scientific University of the South. The event will bring together Rangers from throughout the whole country. The Association is also seeking donations of equipment (new or used) such as GPS, laptops, radio communications, sleeping bags, tents, compasses, firefighting uniforms, hats, caps and others items that will be given to rangers who attend the meeting. Please contact President: Viller Flores Huillca (firstname.lastname@example.org) Cell phone: +51 1987103344 or Treasurer: Werhner Atoche Montoya (email@example.com) Cell phone: +51 1941828772 for more information.