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History

Launching in Alberta in 1965, the Junior Forest Rangers have grown over the decades to become an inclusive program that strives to pay fair wages and provide world-class forestry and wildlife training.

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1965 - The Junior Forest Rangers begins in AB under the direction of Peter Murphy.

1974 - First girls crew and the age requirement was lowered to 16 from 17. 

1980 - Compensation was increased to $21/day.

2003 - Introduction of Aboriginal host communities, where crews worked during the week but lived at home.

2013 -10th anniversary of the Aboriginal JFR program.

2015 - 50th Anniversary of the JFR program.

2016 - Total of 12 crews, including 4 girls crews, 7 boys crews and one 2nd year crew. 

2018 - 1st year of integrated crews. Wage increased to $15.50/hr.

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