• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

New Chief Ranger At Bighorn Canyon

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Date: August 29, 2010

 

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area will have a new Chief Ranger as of June 20! Kevin Tillman, currently working for Big Bend National Park as the Law Enforcement Specialist accepted the Chief Ranger position and will be moving to Fort Smith during the week of June 20.

Kevin has been a National Park Service employee as a Visitor and Resource Protection Ranger for the past 18 years. He began his career as a seasonal employee at Yosemite and Grand Canyon and has worked as a permanent employee at Fort Laramie NHS, Delaware Water Gap NRA, Organ Pipe Cactus NM, Joshua Tree NP, and Chattahoochee River NRA. For the past four years he has been the West District Ranger and Law Enforcement Specialist at Big Bend NP.

His wife; Christiann Tillman, has been an employee at Big Bend NP for the past three years, first as a Volunteer-in-Park and currently as a permanent employee where she works as a Visitor Use Assistant and Supply Technician in Administration.

Kevin and Christiann have been married for seventeen years and have three boys; Clayton, Adam and Cole who will be attending school in Fort Smith and Hardin.

Kevin will maintain an office at the administrative office in Fort Smith, MT and he may be reached by phone at 406-666-3316.

Did You Know?

Young bighorn ram, photo by T. Ennis

The bighorn sheep disappeared from the area in the 1800s. In the 1970s, Montana and Wyoming state game agencies translocated sheep into nearby areas. Descendants of these sheep moved into the range along Bighorn Canyon and today the estimated population is 150 to 200. More...