News Release Day: March 17, 2020
Contact: Christie Anastasia, 207 288-8806
BAR HARBOR, ME – Acadia Countrywide Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider introduced the collection of Thérèse Picard as main ranger. Picard served formerly as the park’s deputy chief ranger.
“We are delighted to share that Thérèse is now the chief ranger at Acadia Countrywide Park,” explained Schneider. “She has finished an excellent position as deputy chief ranger and her management, working experience, and solid collaboration abilities will carry ahead into her new job.”
The chief ranger operates with personnel and associates to protect and preserve the park. That incorporates overseeing and main the regulation enforcement rangers, the rangers who guide with entrance passes, fireplace management, lifetime guards, emergency clinical providers, and lookup and rescue.
“I am honored to be picked for this important posture at Acadia National Park,” states Picard. “After serving as a volunteer of Mount Desert Island Look for and Rescue for a variety of many years, I started off my seasonal job in regulation enforcement at Acadia and I am still impressed by the operate listed here, 17 decades afterwards. I have a deep dedication to this park and this island, and I appear forward to doing work with the bordering communities to shield this special position and maintain people harmless.”
With more than 17 many years of knowledge with the National Park Services (NPS), Picard has held many management positions since she commenced her job at Acadia. Whilst at Acadia in 2005, Picard jointly managed an NPS-Countrywide Highway Visitors Safety Administration (NHTSA) undertaking concentrating on impaired driving and occupational security on federal lands in the course of the state. She ongoing on this venture as a result of her transfer to Zion Countrywide Park, UT in 2008. She served as a supervisory district ranger and then as the law enforcement professional at Zion until her return to Acadia in 2017. She has also held quite a few performing facts as main ranger at Zion and Acadia national parks. Picard served as the acting chief ranger for Acadia from September to March of this year.
Picard graduated from Carleton School with a diploma in American Studies and a concentration in Educational Research. Picard also retains a Masters in Park and Useful resource Management from Slippery Rock College. An avid hiker and baker, she now life on Mount Desert Island and looks forward to her new function.