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RANGER: The Journal of the Association of National Park Rangers


RANGER
THE JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION OF NATIONAL PARK RANGERS

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Ever since its inception in 1977, a high priority of the Association of National Park Rangers (ANPR) has been to foster improved communications within the ranks of both rangers and the employees of the National Park Service in general.

That objective is made clear in its original statement of purpose: "ANPR shall be an organization to communicate for, about, and with park rangers; to promote and enhance the park ranger profession and its spirit; to support management and the perpetuation of the National Park Service; and to provide a forum for social enrichment."

Although the Service had other in house publications at the time, none of them dealt specifically with operational, professional, personnel and other issues of interest to rangers. The Association therefore launched a newsletter on such matters — plus ANPR business — that first came out twice a year, then three times a year. Edited by the late Rick Gale and produced by T.J. Priehs, it proved to be highly popular, clearly filling a broadly felt need.

In 1982, Bill Halainen became editor, and three years later converted the newsletter to a quarterly magazine, Ranger: The Journal of the Association of National Park Rangers, expanding it considerably in size.

In April 1993, Teresa Ford assumed the duties of editor and continued the magazine for the next two decades. Among other improvements, she introduced color, which was increasingly utilized over ensuing years.

Over the course of the better part of five decades, more than 140 editions of the newsletter and magazine have been published and disseminated to members throughout the agency and to friends and colleagues in other organizations across the nation and overseas.

Because these publications contain such a breadth of detailed information about all aspects of both the Association and the National Park Service, they provide an important historical asset for a period of almost 40 years — more than a third of the Service's existence and close to all of ANPR's lifetime.

Now, just in time for the Service's centennial, all these publications are available to members of the Association, NPS employees and the public as all past issues have been converted to PDF files and posted on the web.

The issues appear below. All you need to do is click on the cover to open and access the contents of a given edition. Take a minute to open up an edition or two and see what they have to offer. You'll find the stories and history fascinating and at times compelling and learn something about the evolution of your association and the National Park Service.

Bill Halainen
Past Editor


1979 magazine cover
Vol 1 No 1

January 1979
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Vol 1 No 2

June 1979


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Vol 2 No 1

February 1980
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Vol 2 No 2

July 1980


1981 magazine cover
Vol 3 No 1

January 1981
State of the Association
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Vol 3 No 2

July 1981
Rendezvous V at Lake Tahoe


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Vol 4 No 1

March 1982
Major Emergency Planning & Training
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Vol 4 No 2

August 1982
Ranger Rendezvous VI Deep in the Heart of Appalachia
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Vol 4 No 3

December 1982
Appalachian Rendezvous: Rendezvous VI

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Vol 5 No 1

March 1983
Expectations of Care: Setting Servicewide EMS Standards
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Vol 5 No 2

June 1983
Rendezvous VII: Around the Clock Action in Las Vegas
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Vol 6(5?) No 3

September 1983
36 CFR Revisions: Reality At Last
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Vol 6(5?) No 4

Winter 1983/1984
Ranger Rendezvous
1984 magazine cover
Vol 7(6?) No 1

Spring 1984
Alaska!
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Vol 8(6?) No 2

Summer 1984
Rendezvous By The Sea: Bar Harbor, ME
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Vol 7(6?) No 3

Fall 1984
Ranger Service Dogs: A Program Proposal


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Vol 1 No 1

Winter 1984-1985
Rendezvous in Bar Harbor
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Vol 1 No 2

Spring 1985
The Evolution of Law Enforcement in the Park Service
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Vol 1 No 3

Summer 1985
Interpreting War and Peace in the Parks
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Vol 1 No 4

Fall 1985
Women in the National Park Service
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Vol 2 No 1

Winter 1985-1986
Rendezvous at Lake Geneva
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Vol 2 No 2

Spring 1986
Fire Management in the National Park Service
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Vol 2 No 3

Summer 1986
The Multi-Specialist Ranger
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Vol 2 No 4

Fall 1986
The Paper Ranger
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Vol 3 No 1

Winter 1986-1987
Rendezvous in Jackson Hole
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Vol 3 No 2

Spring 1987
Archeological Resource Protection
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Vol 3 No 3

Summer 1987
Rangers and Resource Management
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Vol 3 No 4

Fall 1987
Poaching
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Vol 4 No 1

Winter 1987-1988
Rendezvous XI
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Vol 4 No 2

Spring 1988
Leadership
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Vol 4 No 3

Summer 1988
Seasonals
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Vol 4 No 4

Fall 1988
The Future of ANPR
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Vol 5 No 1

Winter 1988-1989
Rendezvous XII
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Vol 5 No 2

Spring 1989
Lessons in Fire Management
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Vol 5 No 3

Summer 1989
Economic Hardship
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Vol 5 No 4

Fall 1989
The Budget Crunch
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Vol 6 No 1

Winter 1989-1990
Ranger Rendezvous XIII 1989: Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Vol 6 No 2

Spring 1990
ANPR: The Record
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Vol 6 No 3

Summer 1990
The Endangered Ranger Hearing
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Vol 6 No 4

Fall 1990
The Ranger Work Force Plan
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Vol 7 No 1

Winter 1990-1991
Rendezvous XIV
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Vol 7 No 2

Spring 1991
Research and Resource Management
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Vol 7 No 3

Summer 1991
The NPS at 75: Parks Under Siege
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Vol 7 No 4

Fall 1991
Housing Legislation
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Vol 8 No 1

Winter 1991-1992
Rendezvous XV: Myrtle Beach, SC
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Vol 8 No 2

Spring 1992
Protecting the Parks
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Vol 8 No 3

Summer 1992
Levels of Interpretive Operations
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Vol 8 No 4

Fall 1992
What Is A Ranger?
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Vol 9 No 1

Winter 1992-1993
Ranger Rendezvous XVI: Spokane, WA
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Vol 9 No 2

Spring 1993
The ONPS Budget Revisited: Crunch Becoms Crisis
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Vol 9 No 3

Summer 1993
The Significance of "National Significance": A History
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Vol 9 No 4

Fall 1993
Special Edition: The Kennedy School Report on ANPR
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Vol 10 No 1

Winter 1993-1994
Ranger Rendezvous in Virginia Beach, VA
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Vol 10 No 2

Spring 1994
Cultural Resource Protection: The ARPA Task Force
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Vol 10 No 3

Summer 1994
Compelling Stories: Compellingly Told
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Vol 10 No 4

Fall 1994
Ecosystem Management
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Vol 11 No 1

Winter 1994-1995
Ranger Rendezvous in Durango, CO
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Vol 11 No 2

Spring 1995
Change: A New National Park Service?
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Vol 11 No 3

Summer 1995
The Endangerment of Species
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Vol 11 No 4

Fall 1995
World Guardians — World Parks
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Vol 12 No 1

Winter 1995-1996
Ranger Rendezvous in St. Paul, MN
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Vol 12 No 2

Spring 1996
Wilderness: Managing the Untrammeled
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Vol 12 No 3

Summer 1996
Should Parkways Be Parks?
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Vol 12 No 4

Fall 1996
Combining Ranger Disciplines: Interpretation Under Fire?
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Vol 13 No 1

Winter 1996-1997
Ranger Rendezvous in Corpus Christi, TX
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Vol 13 No 2

Spring 1997
The General Authorities Act: Twenty Years Later
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Vol 13 No 3

Summer 1997
The Changing Face of Search and Rescue
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Vol 13 No 4

Fall 1997
Term Employees: What Are The Options?
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Vol 14 No 1

Winter 1997-1998
Ranger Rendezvous in Fort Myers, FL
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Vol 14 No 2

Spring 1998
Rangers, Lead The Way
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Vol 14 No 3

Summer 1998
Interpretive Competencies
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Vol 14 No 4

Fall 1998
National Significance and New Parks
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Vol 15 No 1

Winter 1998-1999
Critical Incident Stress Management
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Vol 15 No 2

Spring 1999
Ranger Rendezvous in Tucson, AZ
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Vol 15 No 3

Summer 1999
NPS Housing: What Does It Mean To You?
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Vol 15 No 4

Fall 1999
Environmental Excellence! The Challenge of the 21st Century
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Vol 16 No 1

Winter 1999-2000
The Changing NPS: Seasonals and Other Issues
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Vol 16 No 2

Spring 2000
Image: Who Are We and Where Are We Going?
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Vol 16 No 3

Summer 2000
Ranger Rendezvous in Knoxville, TN
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Vol 16 No 4

Fall 2000
Cultural Resources Challenge
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Vol 17 No 1

Winter 2000-2001
Visitor Use Management
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Vol 17 No 2

Spring 2001
Working with Other Agencies
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Vol 17 No 3

Summer 2001
Rangers in Remote Locations
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Vol 17 No 4

Fall 2001
Rediscovering Our Fundamentals
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Vol 18 No 1

Winter 2001-2002
Ranger Rendezvous in Jackson, WY
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Vol 18 No 2

Spring 2002
In the NPS Basement — Geology
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Vol 18 No 3

Summer 2002
Olympic Spirit and National Treasures — The New Role of Security
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Vol 18 No 4

Fall 2002
International Endeavors: Park Rangers Share Expertise Worldwide
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Vol 19 No 1

Winter 2002-2003
Ranger Rendezvous in Reno, NV
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Vol 19 No 2

Spring 2003
Partnerships in Parks — Challenges and Benefits
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Vol 19 No 3

Summer 2003
Resources At Risk: A Look into the NPS Attic
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Vol 19 No 4

Fall 2003
Recreational Fee Demonstration Program — How Is It Working?
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Vol 20 No 1

Winter 2003-2004
Ranger Rendezvous in Plymouth, MA
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Vol 20 No 2

Spring 2004
Revisiting the Budget Crisis
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Vol 20 No 3

Summer 2004
Resolving Controversy: Issues, Sites and People
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Vol 20 No 4

Fall 2004
African Americans and the National Park System
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Vol 21 No 1

Winter 2004-2005
Ranger Rendezvous in Rapid City, SD
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Vol 21 No 2

Spring 2005
Meaningful Interpretation Through the Interpretive Development Program
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Vol 21 No 3

Summer 2005
Directors of the NPS: A Legacy of Leadership & Foresight
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Vol 21 No 4

Fall 2005
Visitor and Resource Protection: Roles and Functions of the 025 Law Enforcement Ranger
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Vol 22 No 1

Winter 2005-2006
Ranger Rendezvous in Charleston, SC
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Vol 22 No 2

Spring 2006
The Power of a Place
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Vol 22 No 3

Summer 2006
The Antiquities Act: 1906 - 2006
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Vol 22 No 4

Fall 2006
Business Beat: Administration in the NPS
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Vol 23 No 1

Winter 2006-2007
Ranger Rendezvous in Coeur d'Alene, ID
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Vol 23 No 2

Spring 2007
Aloha from Hawai`i's National Park Areas
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Vol 23 No 3

Summer 2007
Climate Change and the National Parks
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Vol 23 No 4

Fall 2007
The Return of Seasonals
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Vol 24 No 1

Winter 2007-2008
Ranger Rendezvous in Park City, UT
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Vol 24 No 2

Spring 2008
In Memoriam
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Vol 24 No 3

Summer 2008
Who Remembers Combined Rangers?
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Vol 24 No 4

Fall 2008
NPS Training: Sufficient or Deficient?
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Vol 25 No 1

Winter 2008-2009
Ranger Rendezvous in Santa Fe, NM
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Vol 25 No 2

Spring 2009
A Profession of Cultural Preservation
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Vol 25 No 3

Summer 2009
New Perspectives about Parks in the 21st Century
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Vol 25 No 4

Fall 2009
National Parks: America's Best Idea
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Vol 26 No 1

Winter 2009-2010
Ranger Rendezvous in Gettysburg, PA
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Vol 26 No 2

Spring 2010
Operational Leadership in the NPS
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Vol 26 No 3

Summer 2010
ANPR 21st Century Revitalization Plan
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Vol 26 No 4

Fall 2010
Career Paths for Seasonals in Facility Management
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Vol 27 No 1

Winter 2010-2011
Ranger Rendezvous in Bend, Oregon
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Vol 27 No 2

Spring 2011
The Unseen Resource | NPS Underwater
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Vol 27 No 3

Summer 2011
Remaining Relevant | NPS & ANPR
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Vol 27 No 4

Fall 2011
Ten Years Later | 9/11
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Vol 28 No 1

Winter 2011-2012
Ranger Rendezvous in Williamsburg, VA
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Vol 28 No 2

Spring 2012
Civil War Sesquicentennial | 150 Years
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Vol 28 No 3

Summer 2012
The Essential Democracy of National Parks
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Vol 28 No 4

Fall 2012
Technology in the National Parks
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Vol 29 No 1

Winter 2012-2013
Ranger Rendezvous in Indian Wells, CA
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Vol 29 No 2

Spring 2013
An NPS Uniform of a Different Color: Public Risk Management
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Vol 29 No 3

Summer 2013
Rising Tide: Water Issues in National Parks
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Vol 29 No 4

Fall 2013
A Public Harvest: Feast and Famine in the National Parks
2014 magazine cover
Vol 30 No 1

Winter 2013-2014
Ranger Rendezvous in St. Louis, MO
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Vol 30 No 2

Spring 2014
Heaven and Earth
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Vol 30 No 3

Summer 2014
Making It Work
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Vol 30 No 4

Fall 2014
Time Management
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Vol 31 No 1

Winter 2014-2015
Rendezvous in the Rockies
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Vol 31 No 2

Spring 2015
Youth in the National Parks
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Vol 31 No 3

Summer 2015
Transportation in the Parks
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Vol 31 No 4

Fall 2015
Parks and the City
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Vol 32 No 1

Winter 2015-2016
Ranger Rendezvous XXXVIII
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Vol 32 No 2

Spring 2016
8th World Ranger Congress, Estes Park, CO USA 2016

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Date: 23-May-2017