NPS Ranger News-logo

NPS Ranger News

News & Politics Podcasts >

Explore the amazing world of National Park Service rangers, protecting people and parks across the country through law enforcement, search and rescue, emergency medicine, firefighting and more in America's National Parks.

Explore the amazing world of National Park Service rangers, protecting people and parks across the country through law enforcement, search and rescue, emergency medicine, firefighting and more in America's National Parks.
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

Explore the amazing world of National Park Service rangers, protecting people and parks across the country through law enforcement, search and rescue, emergency medicine, firefighting and more in America's National Parks.

Twitter:

@nps_ranger

Language:

English


Episodes

NPS Law Enforcement Training with Yellowstone Supt. Cameron Sholly

7/25/2019
More
NPS law enforcement training has evolved to a point where major changes may be possible. Explore the possibilities in an in-depth hour-long interview with Yellowstone Superintendent Cameron Sholly. Cam's extensive CV includes titles such as Regional Director for the Midwest Region, Associate Director for Visitor and Resource Protection, Superintendent of Natchez Trace Parkway, Deputy Associate Director for Visitor and Resource Protection, Special Assistant to Director Bomar, Chief of Ranger...

Duration:01:16:58

The National Park Service Ranger Honor Guard

4/17/2019
More
Chris Figge, Team Leader of the NPS Ranger Honor Guard, talks about the team's history and mission, and how to become a member.

Duration:00:19:03

Park Profile: Ozark National Scenic Riverways

3/26/2019
More
Take 1.3 million visitors, add water, warm weather, watercraft, and send them down a river, exploring caves, hiking, and horseback riding. What could go wrong? An in-depth look at ranger operations at Ozark National Scenic Riverways with District Rangers Chris Figge and Eric Herndon. See how NPS rangers work night and day to keep the park safe and fun for all. We'll also see why this park is a great place for rangers to work and live.

Duration:00:37:29

Natchez Trace Parkway: Rangers Implement an Integrated Plan for Visitor Safety

3/7/2019
More
Ranger work at the Natchez Trace Parkway is more than just writing traffic tickets. It's a comprehensive data-driven program to increase visitor safety. We interview District Ranger John Hearne to find out the clever and creative ways rangers have found to keep the parkway safe.

Duration:00:20:36

Ranger Careers: How the Ranger Job Became a Profession

3/5/2019
More
Not long ago, if one was a permanent GS-5 park ranger, you had to compete to reach the GS-7 level. Supervisors were GS-8 or 9. NPS rangers used to be in the news for being eligible for food stamps. An effort called "Ranger Careers" changed that, and the ranger profession. We talk to Dick Martin about his time in the Washington Office a vision of the modern ranger workforce became a reality. Dick is a former superintendent three parks (Sequoia/Kings Canyon, Death Valley, and Wrangell-St....

Duration:00:38:29

Ranger Careers: How the ranger job became a profession

3/4/2019
More
Not long ago, if one was a permanent GS-5 park ranger, you had to compete to reach the GS-7 level. Supervisors were GS-8 or 9. NPS rangers used to be in the news for being eligible for food stamps. An effort called "Ranger Careers" changed that, and the ranger profession. We talk to Dick Martin about his time in the Washington Office a vision of the modern ranger workforce became a reality. Dick is a former superintendent three parks (Sequoia/Kings Canyon, Death Valley, and Wrangell-St....

Duration:00:38:29

Seasonal Ranger Academy at Vermillion

2/21/2019
More
We speak to CJ Ross, Director of the seasonal park ranger academy at Vermillion Community College in Ely, MN. What makes Vermillion unique? How to prepare, because if you're not ready, you may not pass. Info on Vermillion http://www.vcc.edu/programs-degrees/law-enforcement-ems/seasonal-park-law-enforcement-ranger-training/ And the other academies: https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/seasonal-law-enforcement-training-program.htm

Duration:00:14:21

The Ranger: We Interview the Director

2/18/2019
More
The film that will give your superintendent nightmares. We interview Jenn Wexler, the director and writer of the award-winning horror film The Ranger. https://www.theranger-movie.com/

Duration:00:09:56

US Rangers: The Law of the Land

2/7/2019
More
Rangers killed in the line of duty with author and former NPS Special Agent Paul Berkowitz, who plans to revise his book US Rangers: The Law of the Land. He can be reached at facebook.com/PaulBerkowitzAuthor or thelawoftheland@hotmail.com

Duration:00:32:25