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Ladies! Here is some news for you.

Post by dave54 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:47 pm

Step it up, ladies. We need more women to take outdoor jobs. Items like this should be so commonplace they are no longer newsworthy.


https://www.kctv5.com/news/us_world_new ... fb469.html

Of course, Chief Ranger at Yellowstone is more desk job than a field job. Probably don't get out of the office much.


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Post by Wandering Daisy » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:03 am

Fairness and equality is good news for everyone, not just "ladies". All qualified park employees should have a chance at leadership positions. I would hardly say that a park superintendent is a "desk job". It is a leadership role; very different. Although all of us who use wilderness worship field personnel and would like to see more, management makes a big difference in park policy.

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Post by AlmostThere » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:20 pm

Apparently the news has ignored quite a number of women who've been in place for years... Plenty of us in the national forests and parks already. I'm a trail crew leader, we report to a female supervisor at the forest service who reports to a female supervisor, we have a female FS trail crew leader, a female volunteer liaison... think it's the other way around. No one pays attention. All women trail crews exist too -- one of them cleared the trail in Tehipite a couple of years ago.

Sorry, but I'm paying attention already, and don't see there's as much of a deficit as you think.

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Post by balzaccom » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:20 pm

Seems to me the chief ranger at Grand Canyon is also a woman...
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Post by AlmostThere » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:45 am

And the tone of that article is pretty condescending, too. I think the journalist just woke up yesterday.

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Post by c9h13no3 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:31 am

AlmostThere wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:45 am
And the tone of that article is pretty condescending, too. I think the journalist just woke up yesterday.
To be fair, it's still 1990 in Wyoming. They just recently got cell phones :-D
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