Find a list of parks in the Midwest and visit our travel site for trip planning information and more.
National parks contain many of our nation's most treasured landscapes. Learn about the natural resources in parks, from the rocks under our feet to the sky overhead and everything in between.
Natural Resources, Stewardship & Science manages and oversees the development of resource management programs through collaboration and coordination of professional staff, scientific and scholarly research, and by providing technical assistance and analysis and evaluation on a comprehensive range of resource management programs
and issues including biology, ecology, archaeology, history, and preservation.
The Midwest Cultural Resources multi-disciplinary staff provide inventory, research, design, and consultation services to support the preservation, management, and interpretation of cultural resources in the region. Our staff brings a wealth of professional experience in cultural landscapes, historic architecture, museums collections, history, ethnography, and National Register Programs.
There are many ways to do business with national parks in the Midwest Region. The Commercial Services Division oversees National Park Concessions, Commercial Use Authorizations, and Leasing. Contracting and Procurement issues bids and requests for proposals through the federal government’s electronic business portals. Or you may need a permit to conduct business within a national park unit.
Work with Us
Are you looking for a full-time, permanent job or a seasonal ranger position? (See USAJOBs for listings of both permanent and seasonal jobs.) Or are you seeking an internship or volunteer opportunity? You can find internship and volunteer opportunities to suit your needs and interests.
Learn more about National Park Service career paths.
Last updated: November 3, 2023