VAN BUREN, MO (KFVS) - There is a new Chief Ranger at Ozark National Scenic Riverways, following the retirement of former Chief Ranger last year.
Chief Ranger Lindel Gregory begins his assignment in Jan. 2018.
Lindel has been a National Park Ranger for the past 29 years as a park ranger and a wildland firefighter in a number of national parks and land management areas.
The Chief Ranger is a native of southeast Missouri and grew up hunting, fishing and floating the Current River. He lives on a small farm in Carter County with his wife and three daughters.