• Campground Host • Conservation Education • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Back Country/Wilderness • Weed/Invasive Species Control
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Available Year Round
Address: Globe Ranger District, 7680 S. Six Shooter Canyon Rd., Globe, AZ 85501
Availability: Year round
Positions available year round (as weather permits)
Trail Stewards are volunteers who provide information and assistance to visitors. They serve as hosts and act as the “eyes and ears” of the Forest Service – as a visible presence in the Forest -- and collect important information on conditions in the Forest. Trail Stewards are responsible for:
Their own personal safety, in addition to the role they play watching out for others
Adhering to the requirements for personal protective clothing
Letting their supervisor know, in a timely manner, if they will be unable to work so schedules can be adjusted
Trail Stewards must:
be good at and enjoy communicating with different people.
have hiking experience. Some Trail Stewards may hike longer distances and be prepared for emergencies.
be able to work safely, independently and in pairs.
be prepared to work under varied conditions, including inclement weather and in remote locations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Patrol trailheads, trails and campsites to remove all litter and conspicuous signs of man (multiple fire rings, report abandoned gear, etc)
Perform basic trail maintenance – light brushing, sign inventory and replacement, tread clearing. Inform Forest Service supervisor of elevated maintenance needs. Take inventory and photos of conditions.
Greet, register, and deliver an effective message to all visitors arriving at trailheads. Promote wilderness and Leave No Trace (LNT) ethics, and provide current area information.
Strive to learn more about the National Forest, Wilderness, natural and human history, flora and fauna, and the recreation opportunities on the Tonto National Forest.
Patrol trailheads and Forest Service roadways for litter.
Tabulate the number of cars and registration data daily, and provide reports to Globe Ranger District.
Keep track of the questions that people ask and report them to their Forest Service supervisor.
Report information on water, incidents, time reports, trailhead issues, trailhead conditions to their Forest Service supervisor.
Report outfitter guide activities and group sizes greater than 15 people.
Help recruit volunteers when possible.
Perform all duties in a conscientious and safe manner and make safety suggestions to others and to the public where appropriate.
Volunteers will be briefed on Forest Service policies and be provided written materials and other training guides on non-wilderness and wilderness ethics and programs such as “Leave No Trace”. Volunteers will be included in formal and specialized training sessions. Most of the training will occur on-the-job.
Trail Stewards are asked to commit at least four regularly scheduled days per month until initial inventory is assessed; thereafter, a minimum of two days per month.