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ANPR is a nonprofit organization created for, about and with National Park Service employees of all disciplines. We are stewards for parks, visitors and each other. 


ANPR is the premier professional force working for comprehensive protective stewardship of the national parks.

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Seasonal employees get competitive status

In August 2015, President Obama signed the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA), which allows qualified individuals serving under time-limited appointments in a land management agency to compete for permanent positions in the competitive service. This has major implications for the National Park Service and its employees and also has the potential to be a great tool for NPS managers. 

The NPS encourages current employees interested in applying for positions to begin gathering the necessary SF-50’s needed to show eligibility under the Act. Current employees should access their electronic Official Personnel Folders (eOPF) to obtain the documents needed to determine eligibility under the Act.

Read the DOI's implementation guidelines here:

ANPR is pleased to have supported this bill as well.

-Erika Jostad, ANPR president

ANPR Celebrates the Centennial

In commemoration of the NPS Centennial, the Association of National Park Rangers launched an oral history project in 2010. The goal was to record, transcribe, archive and share interviews of Park Service personnel who had helped to shape the agency's history during its second half-century. To date, ANPR has conducted 59 interviews with longtime employees, all of whom helped create the modern Park Service. For more information about the project and to listen to a variety of interview excerpts, click here.

Featured Excerpt: 

Ed Rizzotto: The Importance of Urban Parks

In 1988, Ed Rizzotto began working at Gateway National Recreation Area in New York City. His seven years at Gateway helped him recognize the unique role that urban parks play in the National Park System and in people's everyday lives. Click on the image to listen.


Featured Member

Meet Nicholas Mann

Seasonal Park Ranger
Devils Tower National Monument


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