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The Signpost Newsletter

First Quarter 2018

The Park Rangers Association of California's Member Newsletter The Signpost
Professionalism Through Unity Since 1976

New Signpost Format

Brooks Retires, Replacement Sought


by Jeff Price


We are trying out a new electronic format to bring you the PRAC Signpost while we search for a newsletter Editor.


Our sincere thanks to former Signpost Editor David Brooks, who retired from that task in November. (See detailed article on Page 2).


The PRAC Board is looking for an interested person to take over as PRAC's Signpost Newsletter Editor. If you have an interest and possess basic skills, please contact President Matt Cerkel to discuss the matter.


In the mean time, Matt will serve as Acting Editor and I will be helping him with layout and design, as Associate Editor. We encourage members to continue submitting articles of interest to Matt by the 15th of March, June, September and Dececember, for the following quarter's issue.

Conference Registration


PRAC’s 2018 Parks Training and Conference Registration information and how to make an Online Room Reservation. (More on Page 5)

Coming March 4 through March 8, 2018

2018 California Parks Training and Conference

Yosemite South, at Tenaya Lodge

2018 Conference Details and Schedule


The Park Rangers Association of California’s 2018 California Parks Training and Conference will be at the Tenaya Lodge, just outside the south entrance to Yosemite National Park. The conference will be held March 4 through March 8.  March 4th is the first date the discounted room rate is available. March 5 registration/check-in will open. March 6 and 7 will be the training sessions and special speakers. March 7 will also see our general membership meeting and our awards banquet. Download a fillable REGISTRATION FORM here.


On Monday March 5 there will be afternoon class on Unmanned Aircraft Technology in Park Operations by Chris Cruz of West Valley College.   There will also be field trips on Monday, check back after the New Year for further details on the field trips.


Our conference keynote speaker will be Frank Dean, president of the Yosemite Conservancy and former superintendent of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.












We will also have many great sessions in our Public Safety, Interpretation, Park Operations/Resource Management Tracks.     (Details continued on Page 5)

Tenaja Lodge

If you are intersted in information on the PRAC Newsletter Editor position and would like to

discuss details, please contact Matt Cerkel (415) 609-3863.

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