Day in the Life: Park Ranger
Matt Balas, a park ranger with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District, backs out his patrol boat at Youghiogheny River Lake in Confluence, Pennsylvania, July 15, 2022. “Before I was a summer ranger and then a permanent ranger, I had never driven a boat. I had no boating experience whatsoever. Within a year of working for the corps, I received an extensive education and boat training to perform my job,” Balas said. The Pittsburgh District offers a 40-hour motorboat operation and safety course to employees every year, which also includes some basic boat maintenance skills. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District photo by Michel Sauret)

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