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Michael Thompson Promoted to Yakutat District Ranger

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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?

Wood Frog

The sole frog species within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve’s 13.2 million acres is the Wood Frog.