The Ranger School

The Ranger School

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qTo train young men to fill the gap which exists between the woodsman and the professionally trained forester.q This was the stated objective of the Ranger School in the first school circular. From its humble beginnings in 1912, the Ranger School has grown to do this and so much more. For 100 years, the Ranger School has taught young men and women about Forestry, Surveying, and now Environmental and Natural Resource Conservation. What makes the Ranger School so special, however, is what the students learn about themselves and their place in the world around them. One might expect that such a unique school would have a unique and fascinating history, and the Ranger School does not disappoint. The book you hold is not a proper history, but a collection of stories, essays, and recollections from the people who left their mark on the Ranger School, and on whom the school has left its mark. From the first class that built the original structures on the property, to the present day when state-of-the-art technology is incorporated into every facet of a student's education, this book paints a picture of what the Ranger School was, is, and possibly will be in the future. So whether you went to the Ranger School, or only wish you had, we hope you enjoy the stories of the first Century in the Forest.From the stories I have heard from my classmates (including my husband Mike) my experience of Ranger School is far different from theirs. ... Mapping was not my favorite subject. A mistake was not as easy to fix as with todaya#39;s computer generated maps. ... In the following essay, which appeared in the 2007 Alumni News, another female student reflects on the value of her Ranger School education.

Title:The Ranger School
Author:Brad Woodward
Publisher:Dog Ear Publishing - 2012-05


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