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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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,...

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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,...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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ANPR Expresses Concerns Regarding the $70 Entrance Fee Proposal

14 Dec 2017

The Association of National Park Rangers (, a group of nearly 800 national park rangers and others who support their work, wishes to respectfully express its serious concerns over the proposal to increase some entrance fees to $70, and urges that the fee proposal be reworked....

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