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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

British rangers use vacation to volunteer, learn conservation methods


August 2, 2023

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Kate Dziubinska, left, and Charlie Winchester, of Britain, are volunteering with the U.S. Forest Service Wrangell Ranger District as part of a working vacation to learn about wilderness conservation techniques in Alaska. The trip is part of a larger, worldwide journey the two are taking.

When most people think of vacation, they don't necessarily think about work. But for visiting Britons Kate Dziubinska and Charlie Winchester, their work is the reason for their vacation.

Winchester, 35, and Dziubinska (pronounced Juh-bin-skuh), 29, arrived in Wrangell on July 11 as part of a multi-country tour to learn how other countries are doing conservation work in wilderness areas. It's taken a lot of planning and saving (as most of their travel is self-financed), but it's yielding a world of information.

The two worked as park rangers in Britain and are currently volunteering with the U....

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