PRAC ~ Park Rangers Association of California

Professionalism Through Unity Since 1976

2018 California Parks Training and Conference

March 4 through March 8, 2018

Yosemite South, at Tenaya Lodge, Fish Camp, CA

Updated 11/28/2017



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2018 Conference Details and Schedule



New February 4, 2018:

Daily Calendar and Schedule

Details and Program


The Park Rangers Association of California’s 2018 California Parks Training and Conference will be at the Tenaya Lodge, just outside the south entrance to Yosemite National Park. The conference will be held March 4 through March 8.  March 4th is the first date the discounted room rate is available. March 5 registration/check-in will open. March 6 and 7 will be the training sessions and special speakers. March 7 will also see our general membership meeting and our awards banquet.  DOWNLOAD A REGISTRATION FORM HERE.


On Monday March 5 there will be afternoon class on Unmanned Aircraft Technology in Park Operations by Chris Cruz of West Valley College.


There will also be field trips on Monday, check back after the New Year for further details on the field trips.


Our conference keynote speaker will be Frank Dean, president of the Yosemite Conservancy and former superintendent of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.


We will also have many great sessions in our Public Safety, Interpretation, Park Operations/Resource Management Tracks.


In our public safety track sessions will include:


In our interpretation track sessions will include:


In our park operations/resource management sessions will include:


We will also have speakers from Yosemite National Park! Including Scott Gediman, Deputy Superintendent, Public Affairs- who will discuss how to handle high profile events and media events.


If you are interested in presenting at the conference or have ideas for the conference, please contact:

Dawn Soles, Interp Track Chair

Ken Wong, Public Safety Track Chair

Michael Warner, Park Ops/Resource Management Track chair

Matt Cerkel, conference chair




For reservations follow the link or call the 800 numbers. Click Here to Make an Online Reservation


Guests unable to use our online reservation system can make their reservation by calling (800) 635-5807, Option #1 and identify they are with the PRAC 2018 Conference, or using the group code 3199G4 to receive the group rate.


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