We are pleased to endorse the Larimer County Parks Ranger Excellence School

I would like to take this opportunity to voice my support and endorsement for the Ranger Excellence School training provided by The Larimer County Colorado Department of Natural Resources.   This one week training program is packed with subject matter essential for today’s ranger professionals serving in an ever-challenging field.  The cost is nominal for what the attendee will receive.   This kind of training is not widely available and I would encourage department administrators to take advantage of this unique opportunity for their rangers.

Tom Wakolbinger, Chief
Forest Preserve Police, DuPage County, IL
President Park Law Enforcement Association


Once again Larimer County is holding the annual Ranger Excellence School.  We will be holding the school on May 18th to May 22nd.   Please go to our website listed below to find out more information and register your staff early. This year we are excited to celebrate 10 years of Ranger Excellence School.

·         Monday May 18th to May 22nd

Ridgeline Hotel

101 S. St Vrain Ave
Estes Park, CO

·         Friday May 22nd
Hermit Park Open Space
17 Hermit Park Rd
Estes Park, CO

This year we are offering courses in Hunting Contacts, OC/Pepper Spray Certification, Baton Certification, Water Survival Training, Wilderness Survival, Land Navigation, Medical, Driving, Land Searches, and Self Defense , just to name a few.  We are also offering a certification in BLS level First Aid/ CPR/ AED.  Some classes are going to be held indoors at the Conference Center in the Ridgeline Hotel and some are going to be held outside at Hermit Park and in and around the Estes Park area.  

This is a dynamic and hands on training in all the areas a park ranger needs to be an effective asset to their agencies.  This is open to not only rangers but all other staff in Natural Resources that are interested.  Please email me or call if you have questions.  We will see you in May.  

Ranger Excellence School Registration Link and Information page. 


You can also follow us on:  

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Zach  Cook

Senior Ranger

Larimer County Natural Resources
Office: (970) 498-5620

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