Climbing Ranger Internship: Washington

Agency
US Forest Service, Methow Valley Ranger District
Location
Winthrop, WA
Job Category
Internships
Website
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/okawen/workingtogether/volunteering/?cid=fseprd496290
Salary
$25/day food per diem
Start Date
06/01/2017
Last Date to Apply
04/28/2017
Description
PLEASE SEE UPDATED EMAIL FOR APPLICATION AND EXTENDED DEADLINE. The US Forest Service is seeking TWO enthusiastic climbers to join our Climbing Ranger program on the Methow Valley Ranger District for the summer of 2016 in the North Cascades of Washington. The region includes the Washington Pass area, as well as several local crags such as Fun Rock and the Matrix near Mazama, Washington. Season of work: June to September. (flexible) This is a resource protection based program, search and rescue duties will NOT be performed.
Qualifications
Desired Skills:
Effective communicator, great attitude and passion for sustainable climbing.
Must have experience traditional climbing, knowledge of building anchors with traditional protection, rappelling multi-pitch climbs, and alpine systems.
The work requires walking and climbing in steep, uneven terrain, exposure to adverse weather and insects, performing physical labor, bending, lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds or more.

Volunteer Climbing Ranger Duties:
Conduct climbing patrols providing visitor information and education addressing Leave No Trace principals as they apply to climbing.
Data collection and monitoring including visitor use, trail inventory and GPS.
Assist in trail maintenance and reconstruction projects, and conduct trail surveys for access routes to crags.
Perform ecological restoration, re-vegetation, and site naturalization.

Benefits:
Bunkhouse housing will be provided for volunteers (free!)
Food per-diem ($25/day) for each day that you work
Professional development and experience in a Federal Land Management Agency
Opportunities to work with various organizations including the Access Fund and local climbing groups to improve the climbing experience in the region.

TO APPLY:
PLEASE SEND RESUME AND 3 REFERENCES BY APRIL 21, 2017 TO: mtrebon@fs.fed.us
AMBER DEMING
24 WEST CHEWUCH RD
WINTHROP, WA 98862
509.996.4051
Contact Person
Amber Deming
Contact Phone
5099964051
Contact eMail
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