By Andi Bourne

Snow Ranger program returns to Seeley Lake Ranger District


February 3, 2022

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Seeley Lake Ranger District Snow Ranger Paige King showing the Seeley-Swan High School students how to use a beacon. The students used it to find the second beacon buried in the snow. This was part of a Winter Safety and Survival class King and Snow Ranger Abby Propsom taught to the SSHS Chemistry class. Outreach is just part of the Snow Rangers' job duties. Propsom pointed out that they are not aware of any other female Snow Rangers in the Forest Service and Seeley has two on staff.

SEELEY LAKE – Thanks to the rekindling of an old program, the Seeley Lake Ranger District now has two snow rangers in the field this winter. Seeley District Wilderness Ranger Abby Propsom and developed recreation technician Paige King have increased the District's presence this winter interacting with recreationists through patrols, helping maintain the services the Forest Service offers and working local events and teaching winter safety awareness in area schools.

According to Seeley Lake Ranger District Recreation Manager Matt Walter, it has been more than a decade since there were Snow...

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