​​​​​World Ranger Congress USA 

Safety First - Emerald Lake Hike


The Association of National Park Rangers, International Ranger Federation and the World Ranger Congress organizing team would like to extend sincere thanks to Jacob Wells and his co-workers and all the others that volunteered to serve as "Official Greeters" for our international guests arriving at the Denver International Airport. Traveling is never easy and many of our fellow rangers have not been to the US before. We know they appreciated your smiling faces and willingness to help them get their luggage and to find the transportation up to the

YMCA of the Rockies.

Thank you again for all you did to help!

Connecting Parks, Rangers and Communities

Open Remarks by IRF President Sean Willmore.

A nearby Congress observer

Estes Park Declaration

8th World Ranger Congress 

May, 2016

Welcome Potlatch Dinner - International Cuisine

Dinner together

US National Park Ranger Shelton Johnson portraying Sgt. Elizy Bowman of the Ninth Cavalry.

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A Happy Hiker!

8th World Ranger Congress Group Photograph May 22, 2016.

Sgt. Bowman and a young listener

Field Trip Day - Ready To Hike.

Most photographs courtesy of Connie Rudd.

Continental Divide from Moraine Park.

Observations from the 2016 World Ranger Congress by Dave Harmon, Executive Director, George Wright Society

 "Flexibility leads to innovation." and "Bravery is not enough."

 "Celebrations and challenges" and Stories, and how to tell them"

Welcome by Vaughn Baker, Retired USNPS Superintendent , Rocky Mountain National Park.

IRF flag leading the Parade of Nations.

"Thank You Rangers" WWF  young peoples card campaign presented at the World Ranger Congress. Photo from Wendy Lauritzen, ANPR Member.

​​The 8th World Ranger Congress in Estes Park, Colorado USA focused on the idea of connecting parks, rangers and communities and provided rangers and protected area professionals the opportunity to learn new skills, share knowledge, create lasting partnerships, and be inspired by their colleages. For additional information about the International Ranger Federation visit www.internationalrangers.org.

International Ranger Federation's 8th World Ranger Congress

Estes Park, Colorado  USA  May 21-27, 2016

ANPR World Ranger Congress