NPS History is Women's History!
Women have a long history with the National Park Service. We have come a long way from the early years of the NPS when women were excluded from service, or relegated to "appropriate" jobs. Now, women can be found serving in jobs across the NPS, from working directly with the public, doing research out in the field, and behind the scenes.
We hope you enjoy this collection of stories introducing you to a few of the Women of the National Park Service.
NPS Women, Yesterday and Today
Historic Women of the NPS
Women have long been involved with the history of the NPS. Here you can explore the stories of some of these historic women.
Working with the Public
Find out about NPS women who work with the public as park rangers, law enforcement, bus drivers, and interpreters.
Out in the Field
If you look beyond the areas the public usually visits, you will find lots of NPS women working in the field.
Interns, Artists, Volunteers, and More
The women of the NPS are not just employees. Read about our interns, fellows, volunteers, Junior Rangers, artists-in-residence, and more.
Behind the Scenes
There is a lot of work that goes on "behind the scenes" in the NPS. Meet women who work in archives, project management, maintenance, etc.
The NPS employs thousands of active-duty military and veterans in a wide array of careers. Meet some of these women here.
Last updated: January 31, 2022