Harry Yount National Park Ranger Award

Title

Harry Yount National Park Ranger Award

Description

“If a trail is to be blazed, it is 'send a ranger.' If an animal is floundering in the snow, a ranger is sent to pull him out; if a bear is in the hotel, if a fire threatens a forest, if someone is to be saved, it is 'send a ranger.' If a Dude wants to know the why, if a Sagebrusher is puzzled about a road, it is 'ask the ranger.' Everything the ranger knows, he will tell you, except about himself." – Stephen T. Miller

The Harry Yount National Park Ranger Award is an annual award honoring the national park rangers that have best embodied what it means to serve as a ranger. This ranges from protecting natural resources, to serving visitors, to more dangerous roles such as search and rescue. National Park Rangers may not be in the public eye as much as politicians or police officers, but they are just as much public servants. National Parks inspire many generations of Americans to understand the importance of our natural resources and motivate many to a career in conservation or environmental policy. Outstanding park rangers allow everyone to have such an experience.

Creator

National Parks Service

Date

2018

Publisher

National Parks Service

Contributor

National Parks Service

Format

Photograph

Language

English

Type

Award

Identifier

Government, Environment

Coverage

United States

Files

https://www.nps.gov/articles/images/YOSE-Jack-Hoeflich.jpg

Reference

National Parks Service, Harry Yount National Park Ranger Award, National Parks Service, 2018

Cite As

National Parks Service, “Harry Yount National Park Ranger Award,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed June 28, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/750.