What do rangers do?

New Forest National Park Authority rangers help with a wide range of activities across the National Park and its surrounding area. Their main responsibilities include:

  • Developing and maintaining knowledge of individual areas including key venues, facilities, Local Information Points, accommodation providers, retailers, libraries and parish councils
  • Assisting with campaigns to encourage people to help care for the New Forest, for example, protecting ground nesting birds, preventing animal accidents and reducing litter
  • Distributing National Park publications to local outlets and helping to identify new ones
  • Assisting with outreach projects aimed at under-represented groups such as ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, young people and those from deprived areas
  • Attending local events with the distinctive National Park Explorer mobile unit and mini-marquee. These include local fairs and shows, farmers’ markets and food festivals as well as partnership events and activities organised by the Forestry Commission and the New Forest Centre
  • Working with local communities and special interest groups to encourage development of local projects such as access improvements, habitat management and interpretation.
  • Supporting the National Park education team with school visits or working with informal education such as youth clubs, children’s centres and specialist interest groups.

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