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People Who Make a Difference: Shelton Johnson

Shelton Johnson gained an appreciation for the outdoors while moving around the world during his father’s military career. Throughout his 20-plus years as a ranger at Yosemite National Park, he has worked to connect minorities, specifically African-Americans, to the National Park system and the natural world.

Words of Inspiration

“You can reclaim that which is African right in our national parks. Because all it means is a connection, a spiritual connection, an emotional connection with the earth itself.” —Shelton Johnson

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