"I’m excited to join the Yellowstone team, and work together to protect our first national park and its visitors, and ensure the health, safety, and wellness of our employees." - Sarah Davis, Yellowstone National Park’s First Female Chief Ranger
For the first time in its 147-year existence, a female chief ranger has been selected to supervise Yellowstone National Park — 20-year employee National Park Service employee Sarah Davis. America’s first national park, Yellowstone is spread across more than two million acres of land featuring waterfalls, geysers, and vast mountain ranges providing some of the country’s most scenic views. A graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy, Davis has been Natchez Trace Parkway’s chief ranger since 2012, and her stellar performance earned her the Southeast Region Excellence Award in 2016. Davis will take over the position in December, making history as oversees the nearly 300 employees of Yellowstone National Park’s various divisions.