Recruiting For the Future
Curecanti National Recreation Area

Ramon Caballero
Ranger Ramon Caballero and participants of the Black Canyon Advanced Junior Ranger Camp.
NPS

Quick Facts

GETTING READY FOR 2016:

A Call to Action
Action Item:
Take a Hike, Call Me in the Morning
Year Accomplished:
2013

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area recruited and hired 18 college students within the Division of Interpretation during the summers of 2011-2013, thanks to funding received from YIP and YPP funding sources. These positions provided diverse park experiences for these youth, facilitating deep connections with the parks, while providing lucrative work and career experience. Nearly all of these students returned for more than one summer, and one has achieved a permanent job with the Park Service.