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COVID-19 and Possible Effects for Ranger Rendezvous

16 Mar 2020

ANPR’s Ranger Rendezvous Planning Committee is monitoring the status of the spread of COVID-19 around the world and now across the United States. While it is impossible to predict whether the virus will pose a threat in October, as the committee plans for panels and other events at the conference, we will also continue to monitor guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state and local health authorities in the months leading up to Rendezvous. We will share more information as the situation develops.

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Part-Time Position Available with Association of National Park Rangers

06 Mar 2020

The Association of National Park Rangers (ANPR) is recruiting for the part-time position of Editor-Publisher of its quarterly professional publication – Ranger Magazine. The position requirements are: Provide all editorial, design and production responsibilities, normally associated with magazine production, for four issues per year (quarterly - 24 to 28 pages each) of Ranger Magazine, the journal of the Association of National Park Rangers (ANPR).

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Ranger Rendezvous 43: Call for Presentations

05 Mar 2020

Do you have an exciting new project, an engaging program, or a topic of interest that you would like to share with other members of the Ranger community? If so, please apply to be a presenter at Ranger Rendezvous 43! The Association of National Park Rangers (ANPR) is currently looking for dynamic speakers to share fun and interesting topics related to the Ranger profession and the National Park Service.

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ANPR Public Information Officer

17 Feb 2020

Are you a park professional, or do you want to develop the expertise to become one? Do you want to be a better communicator? Do you want to develop skills to work in media relations? You should apply to serve as an Association of National Park Rangers (ANPR) public information officer (PIO). As a PIO, you will work with the ANPR board of directors to develop:

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Fun in the Sun: Ranger Rendezvous 43 in Jacksonville Florida

04 Feb 2020

Ranger Rendezvous has always been one of my favorite parts of being a member of ANPR. Attendees get to attend presentations about resource management, administration, NPS history, and law enforcement. We get to have conversations with NPS staff from seasonals to regional directors and sometimes, even the NPS Director (invited this year). And, when the hour is right, we get to swing by the hospitality suite to see what Nancy Ward brought to drink!

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Association of National Park Rangers Members Get New Discounts on Outdoor Recreation Gear

23 Jan 2020

Association of National Park Rangers (ANPR) members are eligible for exclusive discounts on outdoor gear through Outdoor Prolink. ANPR members qualify for 30-50 percent discounts on technical outdoor products from brands like Black Diamond, Osprey, La Sportiva, and more. Offering access to pro-deals helps restore access to a service many members value.

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Welcome Paul Anderson as ANPR's President

06 Jan 2020

I would like to kick the year off right by saying how glad I am today to have begun my duties as President of ANPR. First I want to congratulate the newly elected Board members: Rebecca Harriett - Government Affairs; Lauren Kopplin - Secretary; Tim Moore - Professional Issues

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ANPR Thanks Park Rangers for Their Performance During the Government Shutdown

26 Jan 2019

The Association of National Park Rangers (ANPR) would like to extend its gratitude to all Park Rangers and their valiant efforts throughout the shutdown while facing personal financial uncertainty. Apart from the highly publicized resource and infrastructure damage, it’s regrettable that many important trainings were forced to be canceled over the last 35 days as well. Some of these will be impossible to reschedule and will have a direct impact on Rangers’ ability to respond to emergency situations in the coming summer season. With the shutdown occurring during the time that many parks hire their summer seasonal positions, we recognize the burden now placed on hiring managers service-wide to fill the National Park Service’s front line Rangers who most directly engage with the public. Finally as Rangers return to their parks, we thank our timekeepers who are now charged with the unenviable task of quickly and accurately entering the information to allow for the rapid processing of backpayments. ANPR expresses its strong desire that Congress and the President work diligently to ensure future shutdowns do not occur. This is for the benefit of the public, National Park Service, and most importantly its Rangers.

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Statement from ANPR on the Continued Government Shutdown

27 Dec 2018

ANPR is concerned with the ongoing government shutdown as it is harmful for visitors and for America's national parks. Visitors who planned holiday vacations aren't able to use NPS campgrounds or restrooms and aren't able to see the national treasures in park museums or visitor centers. In parks where some areas are still open, law enforcement rangers (on duty without pay) are stretched thin protecting animals, scenic landscapes, and historical landmarks. Besides the possibly permanent damage caused to parks, the shutdown also leaves hardworking rangers who would usually be maintaining park facilities, welcoming people in visitor centers, and researching park ecosystems, laid off for the holidays.'

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ANPR Seeking Coordinators for Rendezvous 2019

13 Sep 2018

Your ANPR Board of Directors thanks you for participating in a survey last winter to determine future RR locations. Based on the survey results, the top two locations for RR42 (Fall 2019) are the Pacific Northwest near Seattle and Central California near Fresno. The Board is now seeking applicants interested in several key positions for RR42 planning and coordination:

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