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ANPR shares free video and curriculum to help kids who get lost outdoors
08 Mar 2023
The Association of National Park Rangers introduces its digitally remastered version of its safety video titled "Lost But Found," which teaches children how to stay safe in the outdoors.
ANPR joins CPANP, NPCA in offering support for improving NPS workplace morale
01 Mar 2023
In a letter addressed to National Park Service Director Charles F. Sams, III, three organizations joined in offering direct support to improve NPS morale. The letter, signed by leaders within the organizations, quoted reports that document "longstanding issues within the NPS that can be resolved only through a holistic and comprehensive approach leading to lasting changes in organizational culture." The complete letter follows, below:
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.