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Association of National Park Rangers statement in observance of Juneteenth

21 Jun 2021

Park rangers protect the places and share the stories of America, including the places that memorialize the painful chapters of slavery and the fight for emancipation. This year, as rangers are officially marking this important day for the first time, we acknowledge that our country needs to continue to reckon with the legacy of slavery. The Association of National Park Rangers is glad to see attention focussed on this significant aspect of American history, and we hope it will encourage new conversations about race and equity as we strive to create a more perfect union.

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Examining the Impacts of USA Hire

23 Feb 2021

The Association of National Park Rangers (ANPR) is committed to promoting an equitable and transparent federal hiring process. In recent weeks, ANPR become aware of concerns over the rollout of USA Hire, a supplementary assessment designed to "measure general competencies and soft skills critical to the job".

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ANPR Supports Decision to Acknowledge NPS Protection Rangers' Many Responsibilities

17 Feb 2021

As once characterized by a former NPS Chief Ranger, the job of a National Park Service Protection Park Ranger is threefold: Protect the parks from the people; Protect the people from the people; Protect the people from the parks...using the lowest level of enforcement necessary to achieve these goals.

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Statement from ANPR Following the Events in DC

19 Jan 2021

On January 6th, I was disgusted to see the lawlessness and disorder around and in our nation’s Capitol. Besides the sad spectacle of watching lawmakers run for cover, I was shaken as violent protestors assaulted federal staff and defiled our halls of government. The protestors’ unpardonable behavior constituted an attack not only on the Capitol Building but also on our government and our democracy.

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Letter to the Biden Administration Transition Team

04 Dec 2020

On December 4, 2020, the following letter was sent from the Association of National Park Rangers to Ms. Shannon Estenoz, member of the Biden Administration's Transition Team.'

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Rendezvous Moves Online

23 Aug 2020

The Association of National Park Rangers (ANPR) has decided it’s time for some good news in 2020. Set a calendar reminder for October 15-18 because that’s when ANPR will host our annual Ranger Rendezvous online for the first time! Going online will help us to reach more Rangers and at a lower cost than ever before, and the Rendezvous 43.0 Planning Committee is working hard to make attending fun, affordable, and easy.

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ANPR extends free membership enrollment for National Park Service employees displaced by COVID-19 until July 12

01 Jul 2020

The Association of National Park Rangers is extending its offer of free membership to National Park Service employees’ whose jobs were affected by COVID-19. These rangers have until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Sunday, July 12, 2020 to sign up.

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COVID-19 Got You Down?

17 Jun 2020

Through the generous support of an anonymous donor, the Association of National Park Rangers (ANPR) is offering free annual membership to every National Park Service (NPS) employee who had a job offer delayed or withdrawn due to COVID-19.

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Support the Spring 2020 Fundraising Campaign

15 Apr 2020

As we near almost a month of sheltering in our homes due to COVID-19, know that each of you is on our minds. We hope to meet again in happier and healthier times. During this crisis, your ANPR Board of Directors has been working to ensure that the support we provide to our ranger community doesn’t waver, not even during a pandemic. But we need your help!

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Dealing with the Unprecedented COVID-19 Pandemic

27 Mar 2020

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you the last couple of weeks have been stressful. As we all grapple with the spread of coronavirus, we can take heart knowing that National Park Service employees are still serving our country on the front lines protecting parks and helping people. Now, more than ever, they deserve our thanks and our support.

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