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Like Father, Like Son

Published: Dec 12 2017
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North Dakota has 13 state parks as well as many recreational areas. Tyler Schelske, a 2014 BSC grad, would like to work at all of them. In April 2017, he checked a fifth area off his list when he became site supervisor of Sully Creek State Park, located a little more than two miles south of Medora.

“They all offer something different. If I could work at every park in the state, that would be pretty cool. I started at a big lake park (Sakakawea). I’ve gone to Cross Ranch. Now I’m at Sully Creek, which is a horse park.” He’s also helped out with the Little Missouri State Park and worked at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park for the Haunted Fort.

It’s very likely that Schelske was drawn to state parks because he grew up in one. His dad, Dan Schelske, also a BSC alum, has spent 34 years working in various roles within the state park system and for the past 14 years has been Park Manager at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, seven miles south of Mandan.

Continue reading this story written for the Fall 2017 issue of BSC Magazine.