Picard named chief ranger at Acadia National Park


April 10, 2020

Therese Picard, a 2006 Slippery Rock University graduate with a master's degree in park and resource management, was recently named chief ranger at Acadia National Park, a 47,000-acre recreation area primarily on Mount Desert Island in Maine.

In her role as chief ranger, Picard will work with staff and partners to protect and preserve Acadia, including overseeing and leading law enforcement rangers, rangers who assist with entrance passes, fire management, life guards, emergency medical services and search and rescue.

Picard was Acadia's acting chief ranger since September 2019 and was previously the park's deputy chief ranger. Picard also worked at Zion National Park in Utah during her 17-year career in the National Park Service.