Park Ranger

physical - environment

Overview: Park Rangers are critical in the care and maintenance of our state and nations parks and forests. They supervise these natural areas so that they are preserved but also so that they can be visited and enjoyed by the public. Park Rangers monitor the natural resources of our parks and forests, the water, the land, the forests, plant and animal life.

Geographers at Work: Geographers make good Park Rangers because they study and learn about the natural environment and how it can be managed successfully for all citizens to enjoy. Park Rangers are needed at the local, municipal level, and at the state and national level. They plan activities in Parks and monitor visits by tourists and school groups. Geographers are good ecologists and are well qualified to be Park Rangers.

Skills: Land management, mapping, tour planning, educational supervisors, ecology, policing and watching for outdoor infractions, forest fire alarms, firefighting.