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Michael Thompson Promoted to Yakutat District Ranger

Ranger Mike on Helo Patrol
Ranger Thompson - 2011 Field Operations, Wrangell-St. Elias
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News Release Date: March 2, 2012

 

Michael Thompson Promoted to Yakutat District Ranger

Copper Center, Alaska- Michael J Thompson, Nabesna District Ranger, was recently promoted to the position of Yakutat District Ranger at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

Ranger Thompson's career in law enforcement spans more than 20 years and four state and federal agencies that includes the State of AlaskaFish & Wildlife Protection Agency,U.S. Forest Service working in both the Tongass and the Chugach National Forests;Misty Fjords National Monument;Kenai Fjords National Park;Alaska State Parks; A Federal Air Marshall with the Seattle Field Office;Nome District Ranger for the Western Arctic National Parklands and his current position as the Nabesna District Ranger at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

Ranger Thompson is no stranger to Yakutat having served there as a seasonal backcountry protection ranger from 1997 to 1999. "I am truly excited about returning to Yakutat where it all began for me at Wrangell St. Elias.It is a beautiful place and I look forward to re-connecting with the community."

Ranger Thompson will assume his duties as the Yakutat District Ranger on May 13.

Did You Know?

Baneberry

The Baneberry, also known as Snakeberry or Doll’s Eyes, produces berries that are extremely toxic. Ingestion of as few as 6 berries has been known to cause the death of a small child. Interestingly, birds are wholly unaffected by the toxin.