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Oral history interviews donated to NPS
ANPR members Erika Jostad, president, and Alison Steiner, board member for strategic planning, recently donated 16 oral history interviews to the NPS Park History Program. Accepting on behalf of the program was Robert K. Sutton, chief historian, and Lu Ann Jones, oral history specialist. Read more about the oral history program.

ANPR to host World Ranger Congress in 2016
The Eighth World Ranger Congress of the International Ranger Federation is tentatively scheduled for June 2016 at the YMCA of the Rockies near Estes Park, Colorado. Rocky Mountain National Park will serve as the host park for this professional gathering of global park employees. More details will be announced as planning progresses.


Contact your legislators and urge their support of H.R. 533
The Association of National Park Rangers extends its full support to passage of the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (H.R. 533) and encourages all association members to contact their respective congressional representatives to request their support to advance this legislation.

This is an extremely positive development for the National Park Service and all federal agencies that annually hire and employ seasonal employees. It provides a logical hiring authority to officially select employees who through their training, irreplaceable work experience, and demonstrated job performance have established their value to the agency.

We will update the status of this bill as it becomes available. Even though the prognosis is that the bill will not get out of committee, ANPR wants to start building support and show Congress that people are interested in this proposed legislation.
— Stacy Allen, ANPR president, 2011-13
Statement sent to ANPR membership, March 13, 2013


Quarterly columns by professionals in national parks interpretation, protection, resource management and administration are published in Ranger magazine.



50th LogoCanyonlands 50th anniversary gathering in September
Reunite with former colleagues and old friends Sept. 11-13, 2014, in Moab, Utah. Visit www.canyonlands50.org for information and to reserve space for you and your guests. Anniversary events are funded by Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks: Bates Wilson Legacy Fund, Moab Area Travel Council and Zions Bank, in cooperation with the National Park Service.

Brown-bag lunch discussions will help you learn more about the National Park Service and further your career. This may be a good option while training dollars are slim. Read the full article.

The NPS Student Employee Network is represented on Facebook. In addition, an inaugural newsletter was published in spring 2013. Follow the group.

Worth Fighting For
An ANPR member reviews "Worth Fighting For: A Park Ranger's Unexpected Battle against Federal Bureaucrats & Washington Redskins Owner Dan Snyder."

The Soul of Yosemite
Read this review of "The Soul of Yosemite: Finding, Defending and Saving the Valley’s Sacred Wild Nature."

Park History Program
The National Park Service Park History Program has several hundred NPS book-length publications and 200 shorter articles and websites online that may be of interest to ANPR members.