A Park Ranger’s Life: Thirty-two Years Protecting Our National Parks


Bruce W. Bytnar

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What is a park ranger’s life?

  • A wild bear who favors Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • A fugitive wanted in eight states
  • A dog that saves his owner’s life
  • Wildland firefighters battling nature and fire
  • A ghost haunting a colonial mansion
  • Hikers who stay lost because they think searchers calling their names are wild animals
  • Being willing to risk your life to make our parks safe and help preserve them for the future

These are just a few experiences you will read about in A Park Ranger’s Life. Drawn from the thirty-two-year career of National Park Ranger Bruce W. Bytnar, you will discover what it takes to be a park ranger, what threats to visitors and resources they deal with on a daily basis, and what you can do to help protect and preserve our national heritage.


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