Last updated: April 17, 2018
What’s a national park without its fantastic rangers? Julie Blanchard is the Supervising Park Ranger here at the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters and Visitor Center, meaning she handles visitor center operations, as well as hires and trains new rangers and volunteers. She also helps Kristie Horn with the store, making sure that all the wonderful products in the bookstore fit into an interpretive theme of Lewis and Clark. She started working with the National Park Service in 2001 because she wanted to be involved in environmental education, but did not think the formal classroom was for her. It all worked out, because here she is able to lead interpretive programs, enabling her to educate the kids who come to the visitor center.
After talking with Julie, she took us all to the Bison Table, where we learned how important this animal is to the Native American way of life!