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The Pecos Wilderness is in need of a few good volunteer wilderness rangers. Duties include making contacts with the public to educate and inform, clearing trails with a crosscut saw, rehabilitating campsites, documenting invasive weed species, removing trash, sign inventory and installation, and documenting users.
If you are experienced with backcountry camping, backpacking, Leave No Trace, map & compass, and GPS and have a desire to volunteer as a land steward, this may be the opportunity for you!
Field reimbursement will be provided for three months in the backcountry with the possibility of additional reimbursement past the three month mark. Rangers are expected to be in the backcountry 15 nights/month. Each primitive backcountry trip will range from 3-8 days in length ($25/day). The ideal candidate will be able to carry personal gear, food, and tools while hiking in remote areas of the Pecos Wilderness.
Crosscut training will be provided. Current First Aid/CPR training is preferred.
Dates are somewhat flexible.
Do you need an internship? This is great opportunity for gaining experience in natural resource management.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Cabins Description: Rustic cabin--field per diem only provided when volunteers are camping in the backcountry and performing required ranger duties.
Campground host for the period of: May 16, 2015 to September 5, 2015. As a campground host you will provide service 5 days a week and have 2 days off. Your service week will be: Thursday through Monday with Tuesday and Wednesday off. The campground has a campground host site with a potable water tank, waste tank, electricity, covered shelter with table, grill and firering. Campground hosts may receive reimbursement for allowable expenses. The District provides an electric cart for use. Host(s) must have good people skills, be responsible and neat in appearance. The Host(s) must be physically able to perform such tasks as raking, shoveling, mopping and sweeping, performing minor maintenance. Host(s) will represent the Forest Service in public contacts, providing information and directions, and reporting vandalism and other problems to Forest Service personnel. All necessary tools, supplies, and safety equipment will be provided by the Forest Service, along with appropriate training. Your duties will be: Make a minimum of two rounds of the campground through-out the day and evening hours (during your rounds check for Fee Compliance); Be visible and available for campers (take time to walk the campground and be sociable and courteous to all guests); Keep campers informed of current and changing rules and regulations; Assist with keeping dumpster area, restrooms,grills/firerings, camp sites clean and assist disabled persons; Contact the Jemez Ranger District (829-3535) regarding law enforcement problems; or call 911. Report any health or safety hazards (e.g. broken tables, grills, damage to restrooms etc.) to the Recreation staff; Report any injuries within 24 hours to your Supervisor.