About Gwendolyn Craig

Gwen covers environmental policy in the Adirondacks. Contact her at (518) 524-2902 or gwen@adirondackexplorer.org. You can also follow her on Twitter, @gwendolynnn1.

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  1. Boreas says

    Current staffing levels in the Park requires considerable overtime and stress to existing Rangers, which is likely to lead to earlier retirements and attrition. Is that a good thing Com. Seggos? The picture in the Park should be viewed differently than the staffing requirements elsewhere. The Park simply needs more Rangers/square mile than in the flatlands – simply due to the number of calls and difficulty of addressing those calls in tough, rugged terrain.

    I personally would like to see Rangers postponing retirement so that they can continue to impart their experience and knowledge to new Rangers as well as the public. Burdening them with overtime and stress is not the way to do it.

  2. Scott van Laer says

    The current system is broken. The pace of rescues, the expectation and demand that you are always available is unfair. For a long time you love it and feed off the intensity but over time in wears you out. When retirement eligibility hits your realize you can have greater normalcy in your life. Rangers retire at the first eligibility now more then ever before. It’s the greatest job in the world but the state abuses the small work force with the emergency work load. Add more rangers to adequately distribute the emergency work load and better protect the park and it’s users.

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