What Does a Wilderness Ranger Do?

The wilderness ranger profession is viewed by many as a dream job that provides an opportunity to live and work in beautiful outdoor settings with a strong sense of purpose.

Wilderness Rangers are known as educators, ambassadors, and guardians of the wilderness resource. They are often thought of as the heart and soul of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Serving as a wilderness ranger provides experiences and memories lasting a lifetime and help shape the public’s understanding of wilderness.

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How to Become a Wilderness Ranger

8 Days in the Desolation Wilderness- Part 1

Becky Shufelt, former U.S. Forest Service Trails & Wilderness Manager

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How Can We Take Care of Wilderness

A Wilderness Ranger explains how people can help to take care of wilderness lands and leave no trace.

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