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Qualifications of the District Ranger Position

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Abstract:

The duties and responsibilities of the district ranger in the national forest organization have undergone a marked transition during the past decade. He was largely a custodian in the early days of the Forest Service, but his present importance as a basic resource manager is increasingly evident. Present-day evaluation of candidates for the position involves a careful appraisal of background, education, training, and experience in the light of this trend.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C.

Publication date: 1954-02-01

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