Aaron Dalton

Aaron Dalton is a freelance writer based in New York City.

Not Just Another Pretty Space

An interview with risk-taking park ranger Jordan Fisher Smith, author of Nature Noir

If you had to guess which federal agents in the U.S. face the greater danger, who would you put your money on: the officers who wage the endless War on Drugs, or the rangers who patrol the green acres of the national parks? Well, it's the rangers. According to a 2001 study by the Bureau of Justice, nature's security guards are twice as likely to be assaulted on the job as agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration.