ONLINE ONLY: Know Us - Smith Rock State Park: A Look Back

Saturday, September 05, 2020
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Join Park Ranger Doug Crispin for an insightful, insider's look into the early years at Smith Rock State Park, where he was the first on-site park manager 30 years ago.

Thirty years ago, Oregon Park Ranger Doug Crispin showed up at Smith Rock State Park to become the park's first on-site park manager. What type of new visitor facilities should the park provide for the rock climbing and hiking crowds overrunning this park? How should the park manage rock climbing, a very unique type of recreation? How can strained relations with neighbors and emergency service providers be improved? And how could the park protect its rare nesting raptors?

Doug Crispin is the former Park Manager at Smith Rock State Park. He has worked as a career ranger for both Oregon State Parks, and, the National Park Service. This summer, he is working as a park ranger at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. He has been in the park profession 48 years.

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