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Once a year I usually attend the PLA (Public Lands Alliance) Convention--where our National Parks peruse and purchase products to interpret our parks. In 2007 five of us attended to celebrate our Series III release of contemporary images.

Meet Ranger Doug "Ranger of the Lost Art" I began this company as a hobby in 1993 to fundraise for Grand Teton National Park, my Alma Mater where I spent 7 years as a seasonal ranger.  I and now publish over 50 old park designs in posters, cards and stickers.  I'm also a dentist and after 20 years of private practice, I gave up the Seattle city life for the backwaters of Alaska in Public Health and have provided dental services from Barrow Alaska to the South Pole!  . Visit Doug's Blog

This is the kiva entrance, Alcove House, Bandelier National Monument--compare with the Bandelier Poster..

Angie Bunker is our new Chief of Operations replacing Lisa Bergman who served this spot for 18 years!  She will be that voice on the phone and along with her husband, Todd Bunker, will see to day-to-day operations.  Photo to follow.......

 

Now we couldn't do anything without a good graphic design guy and Brian Maebius is that guy. He puts everything in pixels and bytes on Adobe Illustrator. He's also a fine artist, geologist, and former seasonal park ranger--Badlands National Park where he has a mound of dirt named after him; actually a paleontology site he found! If you've visited the Draper Museum of Natural History in Cody, Wyoming, you've seen some of his geology designs and artwork.  Brian lives in Dripping Springs, Texas with his wife and two children and.......dinosaur tracks traipsing through his property.  

 

Finally, we have our screen printer, Scott Corey. Corey Brothers is a third generation silk-screen printing company that produces our actual posters in the same methods used by the WPA-CCC artists in 1938. Scott sings barbershop quartets-quite a versatile guy.  His brother, Cam, who passed away in 2011 from ALS, also printed with Scott since 1993!  

And here's my sidekick, Lisa Bergman: Lisa is also a concert pianist and accompanist, is a radio announcer for Classical KING-FM, is affiliated with the Icicle Creek Music Center, and...Ranger Doug's Enterprises in Seattle.  After 18 years of faithful and loyal service, Lisa is retiring!  Thank you Lisa for all your contributions--there was no finer side-kick!

More details about Vintage stickers

The WPA funded 1% of their budget for the arts, which included the Federal Art, Music, Writers and Theatre Projects. Many cities around America use this formula today and so do we. In 1998 Ranger Doug began donating 1% of gross sales back to our parks for the purpose of  preserving the WPA-CCC art and architecture within and around our National Parks. To date, we have donated at least 1% of our gross sales to the following projects:

2016  

  • To Death Valley National Park--Scotty's Castle Preservation Fund--$5000.
  • Donated one original WPA poster (Mount Rainier) to the Smithsonian National Postal Museum for a one year exhibit.  The final resting place will be the National Park Archives. This is the first of my private collection with four more to follow  The last auction record for an original (2005 Grand Canyon) was $9000.  This donation is contingent upon the recovery and/or donation of other outlying originals.  

2014

2013

2012

  • Funding for "Wilderness" a book about Alaska by Debra Bloomfield, $2000

2011

2010

  •   To the Devils Postpile cabin restoration (via the Student Conservation Association)--$1000     

2009      

  • Grand Teton National Park -- Jenny Lake original WPA poster donated back to Grand Teton National Park. This poster will be displayed at the Jenny Lake Museum in the summer season. View Details.
  • Antarctic Heritage Trust -- $1000 for preservation of the "Scott Hut" at Point Evans, Ross Island, Antaractica. Tour this hut with Ranger Doug here.

2008

  • New Deal Preservation Association, CCC Art Presentation -- $500
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park $1000 for  CCC Original Lighting Restoration.  See photo
  • NCCC matching Grant -- $550

2007

  • Calaveras State Park, California -- $2000 to to rebuild CCC built campground stoves. See photo.
  • Seattle Parks Foundation -- $1000 for the Lake Union Park project and
  • Mt. Rainier National Park -- $2000 via the Student Conservation Association to help in rebuilding flood damaged roads and trails.

2006

  • Mesa Verde Museum Association -- $1000 for their Centennial Plein Air Painting Exhibition.

2005

2004

  • Mesa Verde Centennial Project -- $1000
  • Bear Paw Battlefield Project, Idaho -- $1000

2003

  • Bandelier National Monument -- $1000 to curatorial and restoration of CCC buildings.
  • Murie Center, Jackson Hole, Wyoming --$1000 for cabin restoration.

2002

  • Petrified Forest National Park -- $2000 to restoration of the Petrified Forest WPA poster and restoration of the Painted Desert Visitors Center

2001

  • Peaks, Plateaus and Canyons Association -- $2000 seed money for a book on WPA structures in the SW Parks
  • Mt. Rainier National Park --Facilitated donated two original WPA posters back to that park. See photo.

1999

  • Sharlene Milligan Scholarship fund (Grand Teton Natural History Association) -- $2000 for an Artist in Residency

1998

  • General Fund, Grand Teton Natural History Association -- $2000