The Scottish Countryside Rangers Association (SCRA) is the professional membership association for Countryside Rangers and associated countryside professionals in Scotland

Formed in 1974, SCRA has an enviable reputation for supporting the development and enhancement of the Ranger profession in Scotland; organising networking events, training events and conferences, supporting the development of a national logo and brand for Scotland's Ranger Services and working with Government and Government agencies to promote the profession.

Rangers promote the enjoyment, understanding and care of Scotland's outdoors through;

  • The first hand provision of information, advice and activities
  • Interpretation
  • The management of sites and facilities
  • Seeking to secure responsible behaviour

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Its time to start filling your piggy banks for the 8th World Ranger Congress in May 2016.

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The theme for World Ranger Congress USA will be "Connecting Parks, Rangers and Communities."  Objectives for the program are to:

  • Inspire and energize delegates in global conservation efforts
  • Address current and future global issues
  • Share best conservation/preservation practices
  • Provide opportunities to meet and network
  • Identify ways to  increase awareness of  IRF and its member associations and garner support

8th World Ranger Congress At a Glance

US National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis has been invited to speak about the first, and the next 100 years of the national parks in the United States and the world.  The tentative schedule:

Friday           May 20        Pre-Congress Field Trips, Shadow Assignments and Trainings Conclude

Saturday       May 21        Delegates Arrive.  Evening Procession and Potlatch

Sunday         May 22        Formal Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speakers

Monday        May 23        Keynote Speakers and Workshops

Tuesday       May 24        Field Trips to Rocky Mountain National Park  and Surrounding Public Land Areas

Wednesday  May 25       Keynote Speakers and Workshops

Thursday      May 26       Keynote Speakers, Workshops and Closing Ceremony

Friday           May 27       Delegates Depart.  Post-Congress Field Trips, Shadow Assignments, and Trainings Begin