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Can answer employment questions, travel questions, but no policy questions unless want quote from a written policy. Have worked at small parks and big name parks, visited 43 of the 50 United States plus Puerto Rico. Have done white water canoe, vertical climbs, caving, fire, lots of hiking and camping, family trips, scout trips.

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I am a National Park ranger with 20 years experience. Have worked at 7 different parks (Colonial NHP in Virginia, Theodore Roosevelt NP in North Dakota, Lincoln Home in Illinois, Boston NHS in Mass., Great Falls Park in Virginia, Carlsbad Caverns NP in New Mexico, Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS in Pennsylvania) and visited 100s.


Employed by the National Park Service. Member of Association of National Park Rangers, officer in National Association for Interpretation. Girl Scout Leader and Service Unit Team Member.


BS in Recreation from Slippery Rock State College, Pennsylvania.

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2014-01-23 low elevation red wood trees:

The coast redwoods at Redwood National and State Parks are all below that 6000 foot elevation. The best groves are alluvial flats at low elevation near the coast. I don't believe that the park elevation

2006-02-11 National Park:

I'm not familiar with this story. Are you certain it is a US National Park that was featured on the TV program?     Trading a suit for park land is an odd story. Most parks were either acquired by congressional

2004-02-17 employment:

I must be honest and tell you that working for the National Park Service is a calling. There aren't that many permanent openings so persistance counts.     My story is somewhat typical, I have a BS in

2002-09-26 Canadian Fedral PARKS wARDENS:

Requirements for Canada Park Wardens:    -Two years of post secondary education in a field related to natural resource management.  -Physically fit.  -Experience in wilderness travel is desirable. The


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