September 30, 2015

Video Postcard from the White Grass Dude Ranch

Located in Grand Teton National Park, just outside of Moose, Wyoming, the White Grass Dude Ranch operated from 1919 until 1985 when it was acquired by the National Park Service. The 13 buildings on approximately 30 acres were deteriorating due to abandonment and deferred maintenance until a public-private partnership between the National Trust for Historic Preservation and National Park Service pledged to rehabilitate White Grass.

Part of this work involved having a HOPE Crew, made up of members from the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps of Colorado, to help restore the cabin structures within the ranch to be used as a future training facility for the Western Center for Historic Preservation.

Join corpsmembers Eric, Brian, Joey, Taylor, and Steven in this short video as they talk about the project, the experience, and what working at White Grass this summer meant to them.

National Parks: Deferred Maintenance at the National Park Service

After decades of underfunding, the National Park Service faces a deferred maintenance backlog estimated at over $11 billion, of which approximately 47% is attributed to historic assets. Join us in asking your Senators to cosponsor and support the Restore Our Parks Act (S. 3172)—bipartisan legislation that will help address this backlog.

Tom Wall is the associate manager of Community Outreach. His background includes television production, journalism, nonprofit communications, and marketing. Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Tom is a graduate of the George Washington University, with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication.

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