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10 Jobs That Will Take You on Wild Adventures

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Park Ranger
Park rangers help preserve the forests as much as possible, while still allowing us to visit and enjoy them. John Lund/Sam Diephuis/Getty Images
Park rangers help preserve the forests as much as possible, while still allowing us to visit and enjoy them. John Lund/Sam Diephuis/Getty Images

The job of a park ranger can bring a new adventure every day. Your duties include keeping the part of the forest in which you work clean and safe and ensuring visitors enjoy a danger-free and responsible visit. Park rangers usually study forestry and conservation and work in national or private parks. Along with everyday duties, rangers also have seasonal and emergency duties. Park rangers help keep forests preserved as much as possible, while still allowing us to visit and enjoy them.

You never know what you might find out there in the forest, plus you get to be outside most of the day, so the job of a park ranger can be exciting, too. During your inspections of the park, you look for blocked trails, potential dangers (like overflowing rivers or potential mudslides) and enforce park rules. You might also clean up campsites and trails in the spring. And a park ranger must always be prepared for an emergency. This includes forest fires, wounded or aggressive animals and human medical emergencies.


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