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How to Become a Forest Ranger

Updated on February 9, 2015

Tips to Become a Forest Ranger

Many people wish to become a ranger as it is an interesting job that can be performed outdoors in wonderful landscapes. But there are a number of skills required for a person who wishes to lead a career as a ranger. These specific skills should be naturally present in a person although some of these skills can be learned and mastered. There are different types of rangers, and those interested in this field must first take a decision of which one to select. The necessary qualifications required to reach this post includes these diverse skills along with educational, technical and personal requirements.

Listed below are some of the main skills that a ranger is supposed to posses.

Forest Rangers in South India
Forest Rangers in South India

Skills to succeed as a Ranger

  • Willingness to preserve nature: The main duty of a ranger is to preserve and protect the history and culture of natural parks. Hence they must have an inborn interest to protect the nature. They will have to do a number of duties like protect structures, waterways, land, endangered species, various archaeological sites etc. A ranger must enjoy being outdoors in all weathers, which may sound hard to some.
  • Administrative skills: Although the rangers are expected to perform most of their duties outdoors, there are some duties that need to be completed in the office environment. For this they will need to spend a lot of time within the office. Hence they should posses some investigative and administrative skills as they start progressing in their career as a ranger.
  • Communicative skill: It is the duty of a ranger to provide direct contact between the visitors, park authorities and the local people by being good communicators. Hence they must enjoy working with volunteers and public, be able to answer to each one of them and to also solve any problems they may have while visiting the park. It’s also their duty to avoid or reduce any issues that may occur between the visitors and local people. They should also be capable enough to answer to the public and also deal with local communities.
  • Good observation: A ranger should have a thorough knowledge of each and every part of the National park. It is through the help of a ranger that visitors get knowledge of where to visit, what to see and even the history of the park. So it’s the duty of a ranger to keep his eyes and ears open always to observe the park and study more about it.

How to Become a Forest Ranger

There are a number of responsibilities a ranger has to perform daily that requires a lot of knowledge. Along with all these responsibilities, there are also many duties a ranger has got to execute. Hence those interested in this field have to follow the correct educational programs, select the right option from the different types of rangers, understand the responsibilities and duties and also the work environment to pursue a career as a ranger.

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    • LensMan999 profile imageAUTHOR

      LensMan999 

      5 years ago from Trans-Neptunian region

      Hi hockey8mn,

      This kind of jobs are suitable for people like you. Thanks a lot for your comment.

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      hockey8mn 

      5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      I have always thought about being a park ranger or something similar. I have never wanted a job where I sat behind a desk all day. Granted, with any job there will be administrative tasks, but I would want the bulk or at least some to be spent outside. Voted up, interesting, and useful.

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