Someone (or some persons) in the National Park Service Alaska Region formed an insurgent group in January of 2017, and opened up a Twitter account to openly defy the Trump Administration. They seem to be doing so during business hours.
They call themselves the @AltNPSAlaskaRegion on Twitter and occasionally refer to themselves as park rangers.
Last week they ramped up their resistance. They posted on Twitter this message, which warns the private sector to stay out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or face economic recrimination:
“BREAKING: We need EVERYONE to watch to see who will be bidding on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge over the next few years. We must ALL work to spread the word to economically break them. That is one major step in defending this last great wilderness #Resistance“
The Alaska Twitter group describes itself as the “The Unofficial #Resistance team of the U.S. NPS Alaska Region. As civil servants we don’t serve this Admin, we serve the American People.”
These public servants also post notes like the following one on Twitter during normal Alaska Time business hours — on a regular basis:
The group, which has a logo that mimics that used by the National Park Service, appears related to the national resistance team called @AltUSNatParkService on Twitter, which purports to be run by Park Service employees on their non-government hours.
That group was also founded last January around the same time as when the Park Service was discovered to be engaged in politically motivated communication. The Park Service had its Twitter account suspended after it showed side-by-side photos of President Trump’s smaller inaugural crowd and former President Obama’s larger inaugural crowd, without explaining to readers that the District of Columbia voted 90 percent for Hillary Clinton in November of 2016, which would account for the crowd difference.
The Alaska group has been busy resisting Trump since its January inception, posting 1,336 Twitter messages.
The official Park Service Twitter account, founded in 2009, has posted 8,900 messages in its entire 8-year history.