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Acadia, Maine

Arches, Utah

Badlands, South Dakota

Big Bend, Texas

Biscayne, Florida

Bryce Canyon, Utah

Canyonlands, Utah

Capitol Reef, Utah

Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

Channel Islands, California

Crater Lake, Oregon

Death Valley, California

Denali, Alaska

Dry Tortugas, Florida

Everglades, Florida

Gates of the Arctic, Alaska

Glacier, British Columbia

Glacier Bay, Alaska

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Teton, Wyoming

Great Basin, Nevada

Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina and Tennessee

Guadalupe Mountains, Texas

Haleakala, Hawaii

Hawaii Volcanoes, Hawaii

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Isle Royale, Michigan

Joshua Tree, California

Katmai, Alaska

Kenai Fjords, Alaska

Kobuk Valley, Alaska

Lake Clark, Alaska

Lassen Volcanic, California

Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mesa Verde, Colorado

Mount Rainier, Washington

North Cascades, Washington

Olympic, Washington

Petrified Forest, Arizona

Redwood, California

Rocky Mountain, Colorado

Saguaro, Arizona

Sequoia/Kings Canyon, California

Shenandoah, Virginia

Theodore Roosevelt, North Dakota

Virgin Islands

Voyageurs, Minnesota

Wind Cave, South Dakota

Wrangell Saint Elias, Alaska

Yellowstone, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming

Yosemite, California

Zion, Utah


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Administrative Careers with America
Administrative Careers with America is another venue for seeking employment with the National Park Service. This program provides applicants with the opportunity to compete through an examination. Park ranger positions come under Group VI, Law Enforcement and Investigation.

EEK! Environmental Education for Kids
Diary of a park ranger.

National Park Service
The National Park Service site has all the information you need on pursuing a career as a park ranger and the various duties and geographic locations available to you.

Natural Resources Defense Council
OnEarth magazine online is a good source of information on wildlife preservation.


Burby, Liza N. A Day in the Life of a Park Ranger. New York, NY: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 1999.

Burnett, Jim. Hey Ranger!: True Tales of Humor & Misadventure
from America's National Parks
. New York, NY: Taylor Trade Publishing, 2005.

Muench, David, Tom Kiernan, and Ruth Rudner. Our National Parks. Portland, OR: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, 2005.

National Geographic Society. National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States. Fifth edition. Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2006.

O'Gara, Geoff. Frommer's Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. New York, NY: IDG Books Worldwide, 2000.


National Parks Magazine
The magazine of the National Parks Conservation Association.

New World Journal
330 W. 56th Street, Suite 3G
New York, NY 10019-4244
(212) 265-7970
Broad-based environmental magazine.

Summit Publications, Inc.
1221 May Street
Hood River, OR 97031
(503) 387-2200
Magazine promoting mountains, culture, environment, and adventure.

Wilderness Trails
Wilderness Trails, Inc.
712 Satori Drive
Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 762-8839
Magazine for outdoor activists—combines outdoor adventure and environmental concerns.


North America's National Parks (2007)
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