What does a Park Ranger do?
Park rangers are professionals who assist in the conservation and usage of state or national park resources. Park rangers ensure that visitors at the location follow posted rules, laws, and regulations and that they remain safe during their visit or stay.
Park rangers enforce the laws that pertain to the safety and cleanliness of the national park and assist with fire and disaster prevention for guests. They provide tours and give educational lessons about the location’s environment, local wildlife, and the historical and cultural relevance of the landmarks. They provide information to guests and contribute to the environmental conservation efforts that protect the wildlife, plants, and other natural resources from human and natural impacts. They maintain the quality of indoor and outdoor spaces through the removal of litter, clearing of trails, and the protection of artifacts. Park ranger positions require a four-year bachelor’s degree.
Park Ranger Salaries
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Park Ranger Career Path
Learn how to become a Park Ranger, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.