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Pentland Hills Regional Park Service

Natural Heritage Officers and Rangers

Natural Heritage Officers and Pentland Rangers in the Pentland Hills Regional Park are part of a world-wide family of Rangers who work to

  • conserve and protect natural and cultural resources
  • inform and educate all who work, visit and enjoy those resources

Here in the Pentland Hills, the Service undertake a wide variety of duties. No two days are ever the same, and any one day could include:

  • outdoor conservation work
  • wildlife surveying
  • inspecting the 100km of paths in the hills
  • working with practical conservation groups
  • liaison with landowners and the public
  • writing management plans and reports
  • making and taking numerous phone calls and emails

To fill the boots of one officer or ranger, it would take a team comprising: an experienced naturalist, sympathetic recreationalist, far-sighted land manager, inventive interpreter, confident communicator, competent IT operator, mountain leader, first aider and a practical maintenance expert!