PRAC ~ Park Rangers Association of California

Professionalism Through Unity Since 1976

Welcome to the Park Rangers Association of California website!


About PRAC


The Park Rangers Association of California is a professional organization created for Park Rangers and other uniformed park employees of municipal, county, special park district, state and federal park agencies in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.  (View Map Showing Membership Regions)


Since 1976, PRAC has sought to provide and promote an open forum for sharing experiences, ideas, problems, information, and training. The Park Rangers Association of California is a volunteer, non-profit organization. The elected officers are working professionals who volunteer to benefit the park field. We provide Rangers statewide with a voice in directing policy and management of parks, open space areas, and natural resources.


PRAC seeks to establish statewide professional standards for Rangers through certification, legislation and interagency cooperation.

2018 California Parks Training and Conference

Coming March 4 through March 8, 2018

Yosemite South, at Tenaya Lodge


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info from President Matt Cerkel.

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First Quarter 2018 Issue

PRAC Signpost Newsletter

now online in new web-based format