Volunteer wilderness stewards assist backcountry rangers in their wilderness patrols to preserve and protect wilderness resources and values. Making contacts with wilderness visitors to provide local information and education on appropriate backcountry ethics is a key component of this work. Resource protection work is another component, and may include tasks such as: treating invasive weeds; installing signs; restoring degraded sites; collecting monitoring data; and picking up trash. This work occurs within four wilderness areas: Mount Adams, Indian Heaven, Goat Rocks and Trapper Creek.
The season of work usually begins in mid June and ends in late Spetember. There is some flexibility in sheduling, and volunteers will be paired with an experienced rangers for day or overnight trips. Volunteers should have the ability to hike at least 4-6 miles in a day and operate safely in a Wilderness setting. Beyond that the work can also accomodate a variety of skills sets and physical abilities.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Bunk House Description: Housing may be available.