• Conservation Education • Visitor Information
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This opportunity is funded by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to encourage OHV users to protect wildlife habitat by “riding right.”
OHV Ambassadors need to work in pairs, so a spouse, relative, or friend is necessary. Ambassadors serve from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends. Ambassadors serve on Fridays and Saturdays of each week, except holiday weekends when ambassadors serve Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (or Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for July Fourth Weekend). There is no reimbursement for serving, but mileage at a rate of 55 cents per mile is available. Also, a full-service RV pad is provided at no charge for the entire service period.
A typical day would involve riding in an agency UTV or vehicle and parking at ATV/UTV trailheads or riding trails to interact with the public. Ambassadors may provide their own ATV or UTV, but it must be 50 inches or less. Every member of the public encountered must be engaged. The primary message is safety – ensuring that those 18 years and younger have a helmet as required by state law. The second message is about “riding right” – not creating resource damage, not riding on unauthorized routes, and protecting wildlife and wildlife habitat. A tally of persons contacted is recorded daily. There may be opportunity to install or maintain unauthorized route closures.
OHV Ambassadors must enjoy working with the public. Experience riding UTVs and ATVs and pulling a trailer is necessary. OHV Ambassadors will educate the public, as opposed to enforcing laws and regulations.
There are two locations possible, but the primary location on the Dubois District is the highest priority. Dubois ATV/UTV trails are very scenic and can be steep. A full-service RV pad is available at no charge in beautiful Kilgore, Idaho. Ambassadors would need to drive from Kilgore to Dubois (about 25 miles) to pick up an agency vehicle, trailer, and UTV; and then return it each weekend (mileage is reimbursable). Kilgore provides access to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and central Idaho.
The secondary location is on the Ashton-Island Park District. The primary ATV/UTV trail is the Railroad Grade Trail which is over 30 miles in length and connects to the Montana border. ATV/UTV use on the district is very high. A full-service RV pad is available on the Island Park Ranger Station in beautiful Island Park at no charge. Ambassadors may be able to retrieve a truck, trailer, and UTV directly at the ranger station or from the Ashton Ranger Station (about 25 miles) and return it each weekend (mileage is reimbursable). Island Park provides access to Yellowstone National Park and other areas in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Full-service RV pad in beautiful Kilgore, Idaho