Staff At Work

Gates of the Arctic Ranger stands smiling in a deep pit dug to extract an old barrel from the wilderness

NPS/Jamie Dittmar

We have incredible jobs, working in some of the most remote and pristine landscapes in Alaska.
These are our continuing stories from the field.

Portrait of Laurie Smith
Laurie Smith
Park Ranger - Education Specialist
It would be impossible to understate the importance of wilderness in my life. Some of the most luminous moments of my life have been spent in the solitude it provides. The joy I feel while experiencing wild places has led me to a career with the National Park Service and I have lived in some extraordinarily beautiful and remote places. As Education Specialist at the Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center, I have the opportunity to share my passion for the natural world with youth, and connect them to the astonishing array of experiences and learning available in the special places and stories that National Parks protect. After all, these wonderfully wild resources are their legacy.

Using Sled Dogs to Maintain Wilderness Character
Dev Dharm Khalsa standing in the Brooks Range mountains
Dev Dharm Khalsa
SCA Digital Media Intern
With the ever-rising popularity of the internet, it has become easy for us to distance ourselves from nature. Yet ironically, digital media has become one of the most efficient means to relay the experience of wilderness, solitude, and the amazing work that is being done by rangers and researchers in our northernmost public lands today. Born and raised in Alaska, I have made it my mission to communicate the powerful presence of wilderness in this northern land.

Battling Challenging Weather Conditions on the Arctic Coastal Plain

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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