With winter at full swing many outdoor activities require us to voyage out onto frozen lakes, rivers, and ponds. It is important to educate yourself about safe ice practices. The most important thing to remember is that NO ICE IS SAFE ICE.
Most people don’t realize the interconnectedness of hunting and conservation. With politics and media today, it seems that you have a division between hunters and conservationists. Because of this schism there is a need to explain how connected the two actually are
It’s sweltering hot, you’ve already hiked a couple miles checking the boundaries of your park for encroachments. A call comes over the radio that a kayaker has overturned at the lake and you must respond to assist. Your truck is a 30-minute hike away, so you jog back, get in your truck, and get to the location. Other rangers have already gotten the victim out of the water, police are taking a statement and a local fire department has responded as well. You help with crowd control and make sure there is trail access for emergency vehicles. This is a regular day in life of a Park ranger. For a park ranger a day can involve any thing from guiding an interpretive hike to rescuing an injured hiker. It takes a certain type of individual to take on the title of ranger, this is why positions are so highly competitive. So the question is, what does it take to be a park ranger?