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State Parks announces new Valdez ranger


(VALDEZ, AK) – An Alaska State Parks Ranger has been assigned to Valdez and Prince William Sound. Ranger Travis Russell began his assignment Oct. 3 after completing his initial field training this fall. His duties include natural resource management, facility maintenance, resource protection, community outreach and education.

“The Alaska Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation is excited to now have a presence in Valdez,” said State Parks Director Ben Ellis.

Prior to this position, Ranger Russell worked at Shuyak Island State Park and Chena River State Recreation Area. As the Valdez Ranger, Russell will manage the state parks at Worthington Glacier, Blueberry Lake, Mineral Creek, Shoup Bay, Jack Bay, Sawmill Bay, Galena Bay, Heather Bay, Busby Island, Ellamar, Landlocked Bay, Canoe Passage, Boswell Bay, and Kayak Island.

Ranger Russell has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and has graduated from the Tanana Valley Campus Law Enforcement Academy.




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