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Stories from 38 Years with the National Park Service

January 26, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, January 26th
Stories from 38 Years with the National Park Service
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm / Virtually

Join DLC for an evening with author, Sheridan Steele, as he shares stories and photos from his book, “From Bear Dens to the Oval Office – true stories from my 38 years managing national parks”

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
7-8:30pm | Virtual – Sheridan Steele

Book Description
“From Bear Dens to the Oval Office” is a collection of true stories relating to national park operations involving wildlife management, search and rescue, visitor orientation and educational services, amusing visitor incidents and staff recollections, land conservation, and working on special projects to expand or improve the national parks. During the course of his career, the author met or hosted numerous dignitaries including President Clinton, President Obama (and the First Family), the Emperor and Empress of Japan, Pope John Paul II, and Members of Congress. Stories are organized by park assignments and are told in a conversational tone. Many of the stories are illustrated with photos from the author’s photo library of more than 100,000 slides and digital photographs taken during his 38 years working in America’s national parks.

About the Author
Sheridan Steele retired from the National Park Service in 2015 after 38 years working in seven different national parks around the United States. He had extensive experience managing all aspects of national park operations including resource management, interpretation and visitor services, facilities management (buildings, roads, and trails), as well as ranger operations such as search and rescue, law enforcement, emergency medical services and wildland fire fighting. His last assignment was Acadia National Park in Maine where he was superintendent for 12 years. He also served as superintendent of Saint Croix Island International Historic Site, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Curecanti National Recreation Area, and Fort Scott National Historic Site and deputy superintendent of Rocky Mountain National Park. He began his NPS career at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio. During those 38 years working with the National Park Service, he paid special attention to land conservation, youth engagement in nature, promoting a quality visitor experience in the parks and improving gateway community relations. He has been married to Barb, a registered nurse, for 48 years. Together they have two children and two grandchildren and seven grand dogs, all now residing in Colorado. They have visited numerous national parks in the US and around the world.

Space is limited. The presentation is free, but a $10 per
person or $20 per family donation to DLC is suggested.

Our events fill quickly. If the event is full, please contact [email protected] or 303.688.8025 to be added to the wait list. If the event fills, and there is enough interest, Sheridan has offered to present again to the DLC community.

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Sheridan Steele’s presentation.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
7-8:30pm | Virtual

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January 26, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm