For nearly 100 years, national park rangers have dedicated their lives to protecting America’s most precious places and the millions of people within their boundaries.

But when Congress closed the national parks, angry visitors criticized the Park Service for keeping people out.

As federal employees, park rangers can’t share their personal views publicly. So we offered anonymity in return for their testimonies. This is what they wrote.

(Produced in partnership between National Parks Conservation Association and National Park Experience)

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10 short films (and lots of cool outtakes, trailers, and bonus features) celebrating amazing and diverse people who have forged incredible relationships with the national parks. Because we can't think of a better way, or a better time, to celebrate the…


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10 short films (and lots of cool outtakes, trailers, and bonus features) celebrating amazing and diverse people who have forged incredible relationships with the national parks. Because we can't think of a better way, or a better time, to celebrate the National Park System, which turns 100 years old in 2016!

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