Ranger Heritage

Ranger Heritage

Yellowstone rangers have no small job. They protect the Park's visitors and 2.2-million-acre natural resources. They need trustworthy equipment, modern technology, reliable transportation, and suitable facilities. The Yellowstone Park Foundation supports projects that promote the effectiveness, safety, and efficiency of rangers, and preserve the tradition of rangers in Yellowstone.

 

Upcoming Projects

With sustained funding, the Yellowstone Park Foundation will be able to address the Ranger Division's emerging and anticipated needs, such as:

  • Museum of the National Park RangerPreserving the Ranger Story
    The Museum of the National Park Ranger, housed in the historic Norris Patrol Station in Yellowstone, teaches Park visitors about the history and evolution of the ranger's role throughout the National Park Service. While the exhibits here encompass important pieces of American history, there hasn’t been adequate funding to preserve and care for these exhibit items. As part of the Ranger Heritage Initiative, the Yellowstone Park Foundation is working to fund the restoration and curation of the museum's many valuable documents, photos and memorabilia related to the history of ranger service in the parks.