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How Do I Become a Park Ranger
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Working on our Public Lands In Alaska

During your employment on our Public Lands here in Alaska the goal is to protect and preserve public resources while helping people enjoy them. This may be accomplished by:

  • fighting fires
  • enforcing land use regulations
  • Research opportunities
  • Maintenance  
  • Education
  • interpretation

You can submit applications to work on our Public Lands in Alaska to two of the following places:

A mountaineer wearing a bright orange parka climbs on a steep, snow-covered mountainside. A deep glacier-filled valley and rocky mountains are seen in the background. Did You Know?
Follow nearly any braided river or stream to its source in Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, and you will find either a receding, advancing, or tidewater glacier.