Chief Ranger Bill Jefferson will be out of town for the next week to ten days. Ranger Bill will be attending an NPS forestry management conference being held in Washington, D.C. during this time. He will be leaving this Friday, Feb. 13, flying out of Central City.
Rangers Stumpy Jenkins and Gray Wolf will also be leaving this weekend to attend another park ranger conference, this time in Missoula, MT. The two rangers will be leading several training sessions on tracking, with an emphasis on tracking missing and/or lost hikers and climbers. Rangers Jenkins and Gray Wolf are considered two of the best trackers in the western region on the Untied States. The pair will be gone for two weeks, also beginning Friday.
In the absence of Chief Ranger Jefferson, as well as senior rangers Jenkins and Gray Wolf, ranger Ralph Dawson, with assistance from Henry Scott, will direct activities in Big Pine National Forest until Ranger Bill returns from Washington.