• Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • Back Country/Wilderness • General Assistance
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Wilderness Ranger: Up to four positions (combination of backpacking positions and horse packing positions) are available. Volunteer Wilderness Rangers backpack or horse pack through the Bridger Wilderness, usually moving camp each day. Primary responsibilities are providing visitor information, checking visitor permits, teaching low-impact camping and horse use skills, explaining regulations to visitors they meet on the trail, performing trail maintenance and logout, collecting data on visitor use and impacts, and naturalizing campsites. Volunteers also assist with teaching Leave No Trace Wilderness ethics at Now Fork Boy Scout Camp.
Experience in camping, backpacking, and horse packing are preferred but not required. Forest Service will provide housing on days off, some camping equipment, training, uniform, and reimbursement for subsistence. Forest Service may provide government horses for riding rangers. If volunteers wish to provide their own personal riding/packing stock, the Forest must first approve the stock for use and will provide feed for the stock, but cannot cover veterinarian or shoeing costs.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: Wilderness camping. Forest Service will provide housing on days off, some camping equipment.