Ranger School Alumni Association, Inc. (RSAA)

Ranger School Alumni Association, Inc. (RSAA) We’re a nonprofit organization that works towards promoting and supporting the NYS Ranger School and their students.
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Dear Alumni,          It is with a heavy heart that the Board of Directors have to announce that there will be no Alumni...
05/25/2021

Dear Alumni,
It is with a heavy heart that the Board of Directors have to announce that there will be no Alumni Reunion again this year. Due to many restrictions and almost impossible logistics, we will have to postpone Reunion until the first full weekend in August 2022.
We will however have our Annual Meeting for the membership online on August 9th at 7 pm. Thanks to ESF's Alumni Relations office, we will be hosting a webinar that you can join. This will be your opportunity to see just how hard the RSAA Board has been working to keep the Alumni Association running during the pandemic the last year and a half. We have much to present and people to recognize. The best part of this webinar is you will have the opportunities to ask questions throughout this online meeting.
To join the meeting, please click on the link below and register. Once you register, you'll be able to access the meeting. You have to register to attend this meeting.

https://alumlc.org/esf/8155

We want to thank you all for your support and patience during these crazy times. We hope you and your families are all doing well. If you have any questions, feel free to contact any board member or message us here on FB. We hope to see all of you online on August 9th.

Sincerely,
RSAA Board of Directors

Dear Alumni,
It is with a heavy heart that the Board of Directors have to announce that there will be no Alumni Reunion again this year. Due to many restrictions and almost impossible logistics, we will have to postpone Reunion until the first full weekend in August 2022.
We will however have our Annual Meeting for the membership online on August 9th at 7 pm. Thanks to ESF's Alumni Relations office, we will be hosting a webinar that you can join. This will be your opportunity to see just how hard the RSAA Board has been working to keep the Alumni Association running during the pandemic the last year and a half. We have much to present and people to recognize. The best part of this webinar is you will have the opportunities to ask questions throughout this online meeting.
To join the meeting, please click on the link below and register. Once you register, you'll be able to access the meeting. You have to register to attend this meeting.

https://alumlc.org/esf/8155

We want to thank you all for your support and patience during these crazy times. We hope you and your families are all doing well. If you have any questions, feel free to contact any board member or message us here on FB. We hope to see all of you online on August 9th.

Sincerely,
RSAA Board of Directors

Job opportunities
05/21/2021

Job opportunities

Apply today for a #FireJob! The following locations, Bureau of Land Management - California, Bureau of Land Management - Colorado, and Bureau of Land Management - Alaska, are looking to fill positions on their hotshot crews. The positions, two per location, are Interagency Hotshot Squad Leaders, GS-0462-6/7. Visit USAJOBS at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/601765800. Announcement closes on June 2. How to apply --> https://bit.ly/3loSfSo #NotYourOrdinaryJob

Photo by Carrie Bilbao, BLM

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!  Welcome to the Ranger School Alumni Association.
05/19/2021

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Welcome to the Ranger School Alumni Association.

Photos from SUNY-ESF Ranger School's post
05/14/2021

Photos from SUNY-ESF Ranger School's post

Congratulations Class of 2021! You finished an entire academic year in person! Take pride in the hardships endured and l...
05/14/2021

Congratulations Class of 2021!

You finished an entire academic year in person! Take pride in the hardships endured and lessons learned, for you have exceeded all expectations.

The sun may be setting on your time here at the Ranger School, but the future is bright and possibilities endless!

-Nathan Frazier Class of '21

Congratulations Class of 2021!

You finished an entire academic year in person! Take pride in the hardships endured and lessons learned, for you have exceeded all expectations.

The sun may be setting on your time here at the Ranger School, but the future is bright and possibilities endless!

-Nathan Frazier Class of '21

05/08/2021

This past academic year has been hard, on everyone: the students, faculty, our families.

In an attempt to memorialize this, I intend to post a bit more frequently than normal for this page over the upcoming week. I want to show a photographic progression through the school year, to provide a lasting visual, that while things were stressful and difficult for everyone involved, we all pulled through and made the best of it along the way.
- Nathan Frazier, Class of 2021

Spring is finally in the air. Flowers are blooming, buds are breaking and everything is starting to green up!What else d...
05/02/2021

Spring is finally in the air. Flowers are blooming, buds are breaking and everything is starting to green up!

What else does spring bring?
Graduation!

The newest group of Ranger School students are a mere 13 days from joining the ranks of proud alumni!

-Nathan Frazier, Class of 2021

2021 Roads DayThe Forest Techs made some long-lasting improvements today. They got dirty, sweaty, and worked through a d...
04/29/2021

2021 Roads Day

The Forest Techs made some long-lasting improvements today. They got dirty, sweaty, and worked through a downpour. They should be proud of the work they accomplished!

-Nathan Frazier Class of 2021

04/25/2021

A little help putting the dock into the water.

This past weekend was our Annual Alumni Work Weekend at the campground and Spaulding Alumni house. Friday morning we wok...
04/25/2021

This past weekend was our Annual Alumni Work Weekend at the campground and Spaulding Alumni house. Friday morning we woke up to a snow covered Alumni property. By the afternoon most of the snow had melted so we were able to turn the water on to the Alumni house and campground. Saturday was the big work day. We took down some trees, cut and split firewood, painted the garage, clear coated the outside of the lean too, raked the sites, cleaned out the fire places, cleaned the alumni house and much more. The big project was putting our floating dock back in. (Thank god for my wetsuit!)
A huge thank you to all who turned out to help. We were able to get all the work done quickly. We had lots of good food and good company. As always, it was nice to kickback and enjoy everyone’s company around the nightly bonfire.
Just a few reminders for anyone using the campground. The campground is a carry in-carry out facility. Please try to leave your site cleaner than you found it.
Also we ask for a $15 donation per night per sight. The donation slot is on the side of the alumni garage. Finally, due to Covid restrictions, the campus and the Dubar forest are still off limits for now. If anything changes, we’ll let you know.

Sincerely,
Mike Bushey ‘94
Alumni Properties Manager

Photos from SUNY-ESF Ranger School's post
04/24/2021

Photos from SUNY-ESF Ranger School's post

Please help them out!
04/12/2021

Please help them out!

EDITED TO ADD: We don't know why you can't post pictures in the comment section, but the ones coming into the messaging are wonderful! We'll put them together and share as a public posting in the next few days. Keep them coming!

Ranger School Alumni, we have a challenge for you! We are seeking photos of Ranger School graduates at work, doing whatever it is that you do. We are hoping to build a small library of images that we can use to show new and prospective students, about the possibilities of a Ranger School degree. If you have a photo you're willing to contribute, please post it in the comment thread, along with your name and graduation year. Thank you for considering!!

Job opportunities.
04/08/2021

Job opportunities.

Hello everyone,    Warmer weather makes me think of chainsaws. Chainsaws make me think of my hard hat. My hard hat made ...
04/06/2021

Hello everyone,
Warmer weather makes me think of chainsaws. Chainsaws make me think of my hard hat. My hard hat made me think of our logging project in the Dubar Forest!
Speaking of projects, don’t forget, Spring Work Weekend is April 23-25th. See my previous Facebook post on what we need and what you could bring. If you are coming, please let me know by emailing me at [email protected] so we can get an idea of how many will be there for Saturday night’s big barbecue by our own amazing grill master, Bob Brower ‘78. Lots of stuff to do and many hands
make quick work.
Thank you all for your support this past year. I hope to see you soon.
Sincerely,
Mike Bushey ‘94
Alumni properties manager.

04/05/2021

Ranger School Accepted Student Open House - Virtual

Have you been accepted to The Ranger School for fall 2021? If so, congratulations on your acceptance as a member of the "Class of 2022". Have you applied and still awaiting a decision? If so, join us on Saturday, April 24 @ 10:00 a.m.
Be sure to register: https://apply.esf.edu/apply/form?id=2f6af340-c4e1-4934-a1f6-294ad76c3163

Photos from Wanakena Historical Association's post
03/31/2021

Photos from Wanakena Historical Association's post

03/27/2021

Hello fellow alumni,
Our Spring clean up weekend is approaching fast. This year it is April 23-25. Unfortunately, due to Covid, we cannot have anyone stay in the Alumni House during work weekend. The campsites are available at a first come, first serve basis still. Saturday will be our Main Work Day.
Currently there is lots to do. We are looking for donations, tools, etc to help out that weekend. Below is a list of what we could use/need:
1.) Chainsaws, pruners, pole saws, shovels, and rakes.
2.) Power washers
3.) Chest waders/ wet suits to help put in the Alumni dock.
4.) Tools to fix picnic tables and screen doors
5.) Dark brown paint (Tudor Brown if you can)
6.) Thompson's water seal (we need at least 3 gallons
7.) New Smoke detectors, new carbon monoxide detectors
8.) Cleaning supplies: mops, sponges, buckets, cleaning soap,
window wash.
9.) Paint brushes, rollers
10.) A new solar light for the Alumni Flag pole
11.) Food for sharing for Friday night, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday breakfast.

If you can/ are willing to bring or donate any of these items, or know for sure you will be attending, please email Mike Bushey at [email protected]

Thank you all for your support. Hope to see you there!
Sincerely,
Mike Bushey '94
Alumni Properties manager.

Photos from SUNY-ESF Ranger School's post
02/24/2021

Photos from SUNY-ESF Ranger School's post

Photos from Wanakena Historical Association's post
02/22/2021

Photos from Wanakena Historical Association's post

I don’t know how many of you former alumni had to make a trip to Star Lake Hospital for one injury or another ( for me i...
02/22/2021
Dr. John Joseph Carthy, 79, formerly of Star Lake | NorthCountryNow

I don’t know how many of you former alumni had to make a trip to Star Lake Hospital for one injury or another ( for me it was a broken nose playing softball) but if you did, there was a good chance you got patched up by this doctor. Just out of curiosity, who had to take a trip to Star Lake hospital and for what reason?

https://www.northcountrynow.com/obituaries/dr-john-joseph-carthy-79-formerly-star-lake

He was a medical doctor for over 50 years and dedicated his life to family medicine at Clifton Fine Hospital in Star Lake from 1971 to 2018.

02/15/2021
www.nysrsaa.org

Greetings fellow Alumni!

Can you believe it’s 2021 already!!

Thank you for sticking with us through all the challenges 2020 brought! We hope that 2021 continues to improve and that we will all be able to see each other again soon!

Click on the link below for the latest newsletter, info./dues sheet, and Alumni House reservation form. You will also be receiving a printed copy in the mail soon. And, new this year: you can check these all out on our new website at www.nysrsaa.org

From the new website you will be able to pay your dues, update your info sheet, place house reservations, view the latest newsletter, and more!

A little Wanakena history.
02/14/2021

A little Wanakena history.

A tragic event from Wanakena logging history

Published by Canton Commercial Advertising
May 1907

A terrible accident occurred on the logging road of the Rich Lumber Company, near Wanakena, one day last week, by which one man was instantly killed, one died within two hours as the results of his injuries and five others were seriously injured. The accident was caused by the blowing out of a crown sheet on a locomotive used to haul a log train. The dead are Harris Kessel of Benson Mines, and Ernest Storms of Wanakena. The injured include W. J. Reynolds, foreman of the lumber job; Bert Keyes, engineer of the train, both of Wanakena and Erwin Ackerman and Judson Ackerman and Arthur Remington all of Harrisville, who had started on a fishing trip and were riding on the train. Harris Kessel, who was instantly killed, was a peddler who visited the lumber camps. He was riding on the second car back and was blown about 500 feet and parts of his body were blown in many directions. Ernest Storms, the fireman, was severely scalded and his skull was fractured. He died in Kalurah on the way to a hospital in Watertown. He is survived by a wife and young son. Kessel is survived by a family residing in Syracuse and by a brother, Abraham Kessel of Benson Mines. Most of the inured were severely bruised and scalded and were taken to a Watertown hospital. Of the injured Judson Ackerman seems to be the most badly hurt, but it is expected that he will recover. The injured men were accompanied to Watertown by Dr. Firmin of Wanakena. The accident happened about 2 o’clock and the engine, even after the explosion, did not leave the tracks, only the crown sheet blowing out. It is stated that the engine had a good head of steam and a tank full of water at the time.

The accompanying copy of a 16 x 20 colorized framed print photograph of the train crash (Engine No. 2) was donated to the Wanakena Historical Association by Verne & Amy Green.

Hello fellow Alumni,In need of new RSAA merchandise? Not only do we have the standard t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and mugs,...
02/07/2021
Discover Ranger School Alumni Association designs online | Spreadshirt

Hello fellow Alumni,

In need of new RSAA merchandise? Not only do we have the standard t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and mugs, but check out our newest additions. You can now have face masks, back packs, stainless steel water bottles, and even RSAA pajamas! Thank you all for your support of our Alumni Association.

https://www.spreadshirt.com/shop/user/ranger+school+alumni+association/

Ranger School Alumni Association at Spreadshirt ✓ Trendy designs on different Products ✓ T-shirts hoodies & accessories in many colours ✓ Order your favourite design from Ranger School Alumni Association!

Photos from Wanakena Historical Association's post
02/02/2021

Photos from Wanakena Historical Association's post

Job opportunity in the Southern Adirondacks.
01/29/2021

Job opportunity in the Southern Adirondacks.

We are looking to hire a Marina Coordinator/Marina Manager! This is a great opportunity for a full time position. Please share!!
Apply on our website www.canadalakemarine.com

Canada Lake Store & Marine is a family run full service marina offering boat service, winterization and storage. We are searching for a hard working self starter to be the main point of contact for our Marina and coordinate operation aspects of the business. Main duties will be answering customer phone calls, managing and organizing work orders as they come in, ordering parts from our vendors and billing customers for completed work. Experience is a plus, but all aspects of this job can be learned. We are looking for someone who is interested in long term employment and is career oriented. Employment can begin as soon as possible as we have a couple of months for on the job training before the busy summer season.

01/21/2021

Just another beautiful night at the Ranger School. Class of 2021, better have those snowshoes ready!

Photos from Wanakena Historical Association's post
01/18/2021

Photos from Wanakena Historical Association's post

Society of American Foresters
12/31/2020

Society of American Foresters

What was your favorite 2020 article from The Forestry Source?

Check out the most read article of the year from the June edition entitled “SUNY Ranger School Students Complete Residential Program and Graduate."

Read more: http://ow.ly/CY3050CXaXH

Photo: M.R. Bridgen.

SUNY-ESF SUNY-ESF Ranger School

Address

257 Ranger School Rd
Wanakena, NY
13695

General information

President: Christi Barber '10 Past President: Ariane Tanski '09 1st Vice-President: Chris Tcimpidis '93 Properties Manager: Mike Bushey '94 Secretary: Bob Diehl '97 Treasurer: Bruce Williams '76 Members-at-Large: John Adams '82 Lee Berry '68 Rob Cole '04 Dylan Haines '13 Travis Hamilton '03 Frank Morehouse '04 Michael Rozeski '90 Rob Snyder '97 | email Gregory Vaverchak '02 Michael Webb '74 Steven D. Whalen '71 Edwin White '59 Scott Wilkinson '02 Ellen Wright '12 Ranger School Director: Dr. Michael Bridgen RSAA Office Manager: Gail Simmmons ESF Alumni Director: Debbie Caviness Foundation Representative: Brenda Greenfield

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We're #hiring nationwide. Follow the LinkedIn link for more details or go to bowman.com to search for opportunities. (RS 91) https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1674129632787961&id=100005728210988
Job in Arizona. Follow the link for details. https://www.facebook.com/groups/prescott/permalink/10157865820405741/
Happy Mother's day to our Ranger School moms out there! Hope you're having a wonderful day with your loved ones. Here's my mom & I when I was 3 months old.
End of an era down the road. Sorry to hear they're closing up shop. All the more reason we surveyors need to advertise our profession and promote the schools which give us the foundation upon which we build our careers.
Pretty cool watching fellow alum, Jonathan Demler RS '14 on Northwoods Law reruns.
Nice article about us in POB!
Good news report about the land surveying profession, and recruiting of young people into it. #GetKidsIntoSurvey #BeASurveyor #rangerschoolsurveyors #rsaa #NationalSurveyorsWeek
Friendly reminder! NSPS - The National Society of Professional Surveyors The Geoholics Podcast #nsps #GetKidsIntoSurvey #BeASurveyor #geoholicspodcast
That time of year!
RS surveyors, check it out. I previously was on episode 18, and now this latest one, #72.
Good morning. Coffee's ready.