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E-mails and Memos


    August 3, 2021
    2021 Park Ranger Safety Survey Now Open - Suspense: 15 Sept 2021
    I'm pleased to announce that the 2021 USACE Park Ranger Safety Survey will be open August 3rd through September 15th. All Park Rangers, Natural Resource Specialists, and Natural Resource Managers (who wear the NRM uniform) and who work under the NRM program are highly encouraged to participate in the annual USACE Park Ranger Safety Survey. The survey is important for collecting feedback from the park ranger community to identify critical trends concerning ranger and visitor safety and effective operation of the Visitor Assistance/Natural Resources Management (NRM) program.

    The survey takes approximately 10 to 20 minutes to complete and is available at: https://cfapps.mvr.usace.army .mil/rangerapp/default.cfm

    When you access the survey, select the email certificate when prompted. Even though it is CAC enabled, the survey is anonymous and no personally identifiable information is captured. Immediately following the survey are additional questions concerning homeless/transient visitation, body armor and law enforcement support at your project. If, and only if, an employee does not have a CAC or access to a USACE computer, paper copies of the surveys are available on the main menu of the above link for employees. Individuals who complete the paper survey should mail or fax the document to their representative on the Park Ranger Community of Practice (CoP) Advisory Board. A list of the Advisory Board members is available at HERE

    The Advisory Board is a grassroots organization consisting of 20 park rangers who directly represent field NRM staff. The Board recognized that the earlier NRM surveys in 1995 and 2010 provided valuable insight into the evolution of the role of the Corps Park Ranger and the NRM program, but that more timely data collected on an annual basis was required to diagnose trends and stay relevant in a rapidly changing environment. Your feedback is important. Results are being used to make recommendations and decisions within the program.

    Program management POCs for this action are Chelsea Tyler Chair, Park Ranger CoP Advisory Board at chelsea.j.tyler@usace.army.mil; Justin Kerwin, Vice Chair, justin.s.kerwin@usace.army.mil; and Heath Kruger, Senior Policy Advisor for Park Ranger Activities at heath.r.kruger@usace.army.mil. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the above POCs or your division representatives on the Park Ranger Board. Thank you for your participation in this survey!
    Jeff Jeffrey F. Krause
    Chief, Natural Resources Management

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