UC’s Cuvelier promoted to Yosemite chief ranger
Posted: Friday, June 4, 2010 1:35 pm
Charles Cuvelier, the son of Charles and Helen Cuvelier of Union City, has been selected as the chief ranger at Yosemite National Park.
He had been acting chief ranger since his predecessor, 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. He has been at Yosemite since 2006.
In his new position, he assumes leadership of a complex division with many functions, including law enforcement, search and rescue, fire and aviation, the mounted horse patrol program and emergency medical services, according to park superintendent Don Neubacher.
Prior to joining the staff at Yosemite, he worked at Natchez Trace Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park.
He graduated from Union City High School in 1987.
Cuvelier and his wife, Beth, and their three daughters live in Yosemite.
Published in The Messenger 5.31.10