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We are currently accepting applications for five week periods (or longer) May through October.
Historic Camp Hart Mountain
The Camp Hart Mountain Campground, located at the base of Hart Mountain along the Warner Valley wetlands, includes 8 RV parking spaces and a designated Campground Host campsite complete with water, 50 Amp power, and septic. Located next to the historic 1930s era Civilian Conservation Corps Camp and at the end of paved access, this campground affords easy access and excellent views of the Hart Mountain escarpment and it numerous aspen-lined canyons. Volunteers with carpentry and/or backcountry experience would be ideal in helping us maintain the campgrounds, buildings, and signs throughout the campground and refuge. Other opportunities include fishing, hiking, and viewing bighorn sheep, mule deer, and pronghorn.
Refuge and surrounding area—Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge was established in 1936 for pronghorn antelope and is 276,000 acres in size. The Refuge is located in a remote region of southcentral Oregon. Most areas of the Refuge are dry sagebrush habitat above 6,000 feet in elevation. The small town of Plush, Oregon which supplies basic necessities and fuel is 14 miles away. Lakeview, Oregon is a full-service community and is located 60 miles southwest.
Duties and expectations:
Welcome the public to Camp Hart Mountain and other nearby locations on the Refuge;
Provide visitor information and short interpretive presentations;
Greet visitors in Fish & Wildlife Service volunteer uniform;
Maintain sites and facilities at four campgrounds (including trash pickup and cleaning outhouses);
Install, replace and repair camp tables, fire rings, site markers as needed;
Install road markers and replace road signs throughout the Refuge
Willing to work 32 hours per week, including Saturday, Sunday and holidays;
Desire to talk with the public;
Valid driver’s license;
Ability to install sign posts and signs;
Skills and ability to travel in remote, rugged, wilderness terrain. Tent or RV for five week stay.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV parking and full hookup provided. You will need your own tent, RV or trailer.
We will reimburse for propane used.
Laundry facilities, extra fridge/freezer space, internet, and cell phone service are available at the Refuge headquarters located nine miles away.