Yellowstone National Park has named a new chief ranger and for the first time in history a woman takes the role.

Sara Davis, a 20-year National Parks Service veteran, was selected to be the 18th chief ranger of Resource and Visitor Protection by Superintendent Cam Sholly last week.  According to a press release Sholly stated "Sarah is an outstanding leader with a track record of high performance, strategic thinking, and collaboration.”

For almost 150 years men have held this position but now Davis will oversee Yellowstone's law enforcement, emergency medical services, search and rescue, wildland and structural fire, dispatch, fee collection, special use permitting, trails, corrals, and backcountry operations employees.