A park ranger is an employee of the National Park Service (NPS) who takes care of national parks and monuments.
Park rangers are responsible for managing land and resources while ensuring public health and safety.
When visiting outdoor areas, visitors can expect to find rangers patrolling areas like beaches, campgrounds, mountains, and forest preserves.
Park rangers are often referred to as “the keepers of nature.
Park rangers are most often employed by individual parks who hire their own rangers.
However, some parks work with other parks in the NPS, or with a state, city, or county to provide park ranger services.