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Wilderness Ranger Academy

  • san bernandino national forest Big Bear Lake, CA, 92315 United States (map)

Mark your calendars!  We are delighted to announce that the 2018 Interagency Wilderness Ranger Academy will be hosted by the San Bernardino National Forest, June 4-8, 2018!  Please save the date and share this announcement with your local wilderness stewardship partners. 


The purpose to the Academy is to provide field level wilderness rangers, partners and volunteers a “tool box” of professional wilderness management skills.  All levels of experience are welcome.  Concurrent sessions will be offered to accommodate first-year field rangers as well as returning rangers.  As in past years, the training is available to agency employees, partners and volunteers at no charge and free camping will be available to attendees to help keep costs down.  There will be great opportunities to hear engaging speakers, learn new skills, practice wilderness visitor contact and LNT techniques, receive certifications and network with peers from around California!  This year we also have the unique opportunity to host two international guests who steward protected areas in Germany!


Additional details, an agenda and registration information will be sent out in the next few months but we wanted to get this on your calendars for planning purposes.