Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1

  2. #2

    Join Date
    05-05-2011
    Location
    state of confusion
    Posts
    9,869
    Journal Entries
    1

    Default

    Ive met a lot of female rangers in various parks.
    Never gave it a second thought.

    Its a surprising percentage really, maybe more female than male.

    Females naturally have a better trailside manner, more approachable imo.

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    06-18-2010
    Location
    NJ
    Age
    43
    Posts
    3,133
    Images
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyWaters View Post
    Ive met a lot of female rangers in various parks.
    Never gave it a second thought.

    Its a surprising percentage really, maybe more female than male.

    Females naturally have a better trailside manner, more approachable imo.
    could it be because the rangers the public are most likely to meet are interp rangers and education in general is more female dominated?

    likewise i would guess (but who really knows) the LE Rangers probably tend more to be male.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    05-05-2011
    Location
    state of confusion
    Posts
    9,869
    Journal Entries
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tdoczi View Post
    could it be because the rangers the public are most likely to meet are interp rangers and education in general is more female dominated?

    likewise i would guess (but who really knows) the LE Rangers probably tend more to be male.
    In CO once, i was with another hiker and we chatted with a 20 something female bow hunter, hiking wearing pack out after bowhunting elk a few days.

    I says to other hiker" where were girls like that when I was single??"

    I seen plenty of female rangers in backcountry
    Last edited by MuddyWaters; 02-28-2019 at 15:53.

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    06-18-2010
    Location
    NJ
    Age
    43
    Posts
    3,133
    Images
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyWaters View Post
    In CO once, i was with another hiker and we chatted with a 20 something female bow hunter, hiking wearing pack out after bowhunting elk a few days.

    I says to other hiker" where were girls like that when I was single??"

    I seen plenty of female rangers in backcountry
    point taken, but "interp ranger" and "ranger in the backcountry" are hardly mutually exclusive.

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    08-28-2007
    Location
    Georgia and Hawaii
    Posts
    17,753

    Default

    I've met Mrs Hendy at GC NP and possibly BB NP, I think in front of the BB Backcountry Permit office, before she was Head Ranger at GSMNP. Sounds like a great GSMNP addition. She's a TN native. What great places to have worked. Her great smile is a show of her personality and experiences.

  7. #7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tdoczi View Post
    point taken, but "interp ranger" and "ranger in the backcountry" are hardly mutually exclusive.
    They are different jobs. Interpretive rangers are likely out there on their days off, as are maintenance staff. It takes a lot of different people to manage a park.
    "It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how." ---Dr. Seuss

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    06-18-2010
    Location
    NJ
    Age
    43
    Posts
    3,133
    Images
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Feral Bill View Post
    They are different jobs. Interpretive rangers are likely out there on their days off, as are maintenance staff. It takes a lot of different people to manage a park.
    i cant possibly be the only one who has ever seen an interpretive ranger give a talk or a program in the back country.

    i was also friends for awhile with an interpretive ranger. she absolutely gave back country programs.

  9. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    08-28-2007
    Location
    Georgia and Hawaii
    Posts
    17,753

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyWaters View Post
    In CO once, i was with another hiker and we chatted with a 20 something female bow hunter, hiking wearing pack out after bowhunting elk a few days.

    I says to other hiker" where were girls like that when I was single??"...

    They were taking a bite out of a still beating elk heart from an animal they just dropped with a big game hunting broadhead after a 2 wk long stalk wearing camo face paint peeing in the bushes while you were nursing a second cherry Slurpee from 7-11 on Broad St complaining about your Band Aid not sticking to your finger wearing that button down plaid bought at a JCPenny spring sale awaiting a PT community college student cashier to relay the numerical family bathroom code so you could relieve yourself hygienically.


    Strong women are thriving!

  10. #10

    Default

    Not seeing how this is relevant.

  11. #11

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tdoczi View Post
    i cant possibly be the only one who has ever seen an interpretive ranger give a talk or a program in the back country.

    i was also friends for awhile with an interpretive ranger. she absolutely gave back country programs.
    I've worked in several parks. Sure interpretive rangers lead walks and programs in the back country. Different job than "Back Country Ranger", which is more law enforcement and safety. Great men and women doing both, as well as less glamorous jobs like keeping the water running, painting buildings, keeping paperwork current, and pumping out vault toilets.
    "It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how." ---Dr. Seuss

  12. #12
    Is it raining yet?
    Join Date
    07-15-2004
    Location
    Kensington, MD
    Age
    43
    Posts
    828
    Images
    51

    Default

    NPS Chief Rangers are almost all LE rangers b/c in larger parks they oversee law enforcement staff. The vast majority of LE rangers are male b/c the vast majority of applicants for LE positions are male. Thus there are not many female chief rangers.
    Be Prepared

++ New Posts ++

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •