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Park Service Veteran Chosen As Grand Canyon Chief Ranger

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Grand Canyon National Park officials have named longtime National Park Service employee Angela Boyers as chief ranger for the Division of Visitor and Resource Protection.

Boyers has more than 20 years of experience with the agency and served as the deputy chief ranger at Yosemite National Park and previously worked at the Grand Canyon, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Yellowstone and other national parks.

"My leadership philosophy includes a holistic look at employee growth and development, and I plan to focus on mental health and wellness of all Grand Canyon's Visitor and Resource protection staff," Boyers said in a press release. 

Boyers, as chief ranger, will manage law enforcement, emergency services, wildland and structural fire, aviation, backcountry operations and a regional dispatch center at the Grand Canyon. She is the park’s first female chief ranger.

Boyers and her family will relocate to the park in September.

She replaces former Chief Ranger Matt Vandzura who retired in May after serving five years in the job and nearly 30 years for the Park Service.

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