Exercise: Why do you suppose park rangers would not communicate the location/access for some outstanding recreation sites?
So, how would you address this problem in a beloved wilderness area with a past land use history of NNIS?
Remember, some options are off-limits in designated wilderness areas unless they are the minimum tool necessary.
Exercise: Determine how you’d manage visitor impacts to a site that’s culturally/spiritually important to native Hawaiians in the crater wilderness. For those of you that grew up in a typical western Christian tradition, this would be like somebody setting up their backpacking tent in your church or family graveyard, and playing around there.
Interactive Onsite Google Earth: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Zu24UhrpgkQgVDlEO2m9cVZnnNKZ8tEE&usp=sharing
Now that you have the briefest of introductions to the site, explore it in high resolution using Google Earth, for our class exercise: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZV5dgw069v-S5urkXK0UZKucP0EE0imm&usp=sharing
So, how would you address the visitor motivation to explore, the resource impacts to soil, vegetation, and wildlife, and visitor safety/risk?
Video: Logan Park
Video: Logan Park, 2007
Note the outhouse (“privy”, “composting toilet” in some cases) and its proximity to open water.
When visitors feed wildlife, they change the wildlife species’s responses to subsequent visitors. This is sometimes called “panhandling for food.”
Cumberland Island National Seashore, federally-designated wilderness, March 2007. Recorded by: Logan Park
I hope this email finds you well. I am Amanda McGarry and I work as a Member Coordinator for the American Conservation Experience – Emerging Professional Internship Corps. We are currently recruiting for a large crew of Forestry Technicians and Crew Leads for the May-October/November season on the Tahoe National Forest. These positions are specifically serving with the Tahoe National Forest Yuba River Ranger District in Camptonville, CA.
All Forestry Technicians and Crew Leads in these positions gain valuable timber cruising experience alongside Forest Service employees and mentors. Quite often, our Forestry Technicians go on to continued employment as seasonal technicians on the forest or find permanent positions within the USFS.
I have attached a PDF of the positions.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions, as I’m happy to expand on anything!
Amanda McGarry (she/her)
Member Coordinator – USFS Division
American Conservation Experience
Emerging Professional In Conservation
If you‘ve know anybody who wants to come work with me up in the eastern Sierras have them throw their name in. Hope you and Ms. Emmy are doing ok with all of the fun times!
Park Ranger, Bureau of Land Management
USDI Region 10
Bishop Field Office
351 Pacu Lane Bishop, CA 95314
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Subject: park ranger permanent gs-05/07 open now
We have a gs-05/07 permanent park ranger open right now. Please send to anyone that you know might interested.
Supervisory Resource Management Specialist
Bureau of Land Management, California
DOI, Region 10