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Charles Cuvelier named chief ranger at Yosemite National Park

May 20, 2010 | 12:10 pm

Charles Charles Cuvelier has been selected as the chief ranger at Yosemite National Park, announced Park Supt. Don Neubacher. Cuvelier has been acting chief ranger since Steve Shackelton moved to Washington, D.C., earlier this year to serve as the associate director of visitor and resource protection for the National Park Service.

Before the appointment, Cuvelier was the park's deputy chief ranger, and has been at Yosemite since 2006. He assumes leadership of a complex division with many functions park visitors may not even be aware of, including law enforcement, search and rescue, fire and aviation, the mounted horse patrol program and emergency medical services.

Before working at Yosemite, Cuvelier served at Natchez Trace Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Cuvelier, his wife, Beth, and their three daughters will continue to live in Yosemite National Park.

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: Charles Cuvelier. Credit: National Park Service

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