How the National Park Service is failing women The agency tasked with safeguarding our greatest public lands has neglected to protect its workers. Image credit: Ronda Churchill Dec. When they arrived, rather than just dropping her off, the young man invited himself in. Uncomfortable being alone with him, she said she was sleepy and feigned a yawn. He moved towards her, attempting to flirt, she thought, and suddenly started tickling her.
Woman's Ranger Uniform, s - Joshua Tree National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
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Today, all park rangers wear the same uniform: But for the first half-century of the National Park Service's existence, few women worked for the agency—and their "uniforms" weren't necessarily very uniform. When the first female rangers started work in and , there was little guidance about the uniform, for men or for women.
Contact Us Breeches and Blouses Although women married to National Park Service personnel had assisted their husbands for years as unpaid help like the military, it came with the territory , their first appearance as "official" employees of the National Park Service occurred in They were hired as temporary employees to fill vacancies left by men who responded to their country's call to arms to "save the world" in Europe. It is not known what type of uniform, or identification, if any, that Wilson wore. There are, however, at least three photographs of Clare Hodges while on duty.