Yellowstone National Park Names New Chief Ranger
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park has a new chief ranger. Superintendent Dan Wenk announced Wednesday that Pete Webster is Yellowstone's 17th chief ranger in the nearly 100 years the park has been managed by the National Park Service.
Webster has been the deputy chief ranger since July 2014 and has intermittently shared the role of interim chief ranger for much of the past year. He succeeds Tim Reid, who became the superintendent at Devils Tower National Monument last fall.
Over the past seven years, Webster has managed law enforcement, emergency services, fire, visitor management, dispatch and wilderness operations in his roles as the deputy chief ranger at Yellowstone, chief ranger at Denali National Park and Preserve and deputy chief ranger at Shenandoah National Park.