Come experience the beauty of the Cle Elum Ranger District! We are looking for positive, friendly, motivated people to help us in our Ranger District this summer.
The District stretches from its western boundary at the crest of the Cascades east to where the forest gives way to the prairies and sage steppe of Central Washington near Ellensburg. To the north are the Wenatchee Mountains, to the south, Manastash Ridge. From craggy peaks to rolling hills, dense forests of Douglas fir and western hemlock in the west, open pine forests in the east, meadows and secluded valleys, the district has many diverse personalities.
Recreation opportunities abound here: 400 miles of non-motorized trails (much of which lies within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness), and 400 miles of trails open to motorized use (300 are single track and 100 double track). The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail is the western boundary of the district. South of I-90 it passes through dense forests and old clear cuts that offer expansive views and berry patches in the fall. North of I-90, you are treated to one of the most rugged and scenic segments of the trail between Snoqualmie Pass and Deception Pass. Three large reservoirs, each with developed boat ramps offer water sports in spring and early summer.
Cle Elum Ranger District has large developed campgrounds, small primitive campgrounds and secluded dispersed camping areas.
Volunteers will work alongside Forest Service personnel and independently. Work service schedule will be 20 hours/week.
Duties: Carpentry, sanding, painting, repairs of picnic tables and other infrastructure, installation of signage, using weed-eaters and blowers, lopping, operating power tools, trash pick up in campgrounds and along roadways, and other tasks as they arise.