Snow activities - National Park Service

TitleSnow activities - National Park Service
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1940
AuthorsWaterhouse, R. D.
Conference Name8th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 8th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Date PublishedJanuary 1940
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union, Transactions, Part I-B:
Conference LocationStanford, California
KeywordsWinter sports area reporting

The intensive cooperative program in snow activities of the National Park Service in Region IV of that agency is expanding rapidly. The several National Parks in California, Oregon and Washington are taking an active part in the field work of the West-Wide Snow Survey Program. Rangers are combining this work with their regular Park Patrol trips during the winter months. Aside from personnel the Park Service is furnishing shelter cabins and short-wave communications. With the ever increasing demands of winter sports information a program of disseminating snow conditions to newspapers and radio stations has developed into a complicated bit of business to the National Park Service, requiring training of personnel in the supervision of these activities for safety and economic operations.