Ranger Headquarters

Ranger Headquarters
Big Pine National Forest, Knotty Pine

Sunday, May 23, 2010

"Houseboat Charlie" answers

Congratulations to those of you who participated in our "Houseboat Charlie" poll questions. You did very well, especially on the second question. The first poll was "Pick Houseboat Charlie's Partner." The second was "What is the Rangers' Trail Work?"

Charlie's partner was Cougar West. The majority of you answered correctly. The second most popular answer was "Junior". Junior was Charlie's great-grandson who helped Charlie on the ferry. I can see where some may have felt that Junior was Charlie's new partner since Cougar was gone. So I give you 90% credit if you chose Junior as Charlie's partner.

The vast majority of you got the second poll question right. There were three correct answers from the statement Gray Wolf made at the beginning of the story; "inspect fire lines and trails", "watch and count animals", and "check tree health". While "removing predators" and "marking new trails" is ranger work, they were not part of the boys spring trail inspection work in this story. Also Henry mentioned on his bus trip that the rangers never "removed beaver dams". God gave the beavers the instincts to build their dams in places that would benefit from the small lakes they create.
Thanks to all of you who participated in our Houseboat Charlie poll. You did a great job listening to the show and answering the questions!!

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