Wilderness 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=stelprd3791451
Salary
$25/day food per diem
Start Date
06/01/2017
Last Date to Apply
04/28/2017
Description
PLEASE SEE UPDATED EMAIL ADDRESS FOR APPLICATION, and EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE. The US Forest Service, Methow Valley Ranger District in Winthrop, WA will be filling up to two Volunteer Wilderness Ranger positions for the summer of 2017. One position will be dedicated to assisting with stock packing, and horseback patrols in the Wilderness. The region includes the North Cascades Scenic Area, the Pacific Crest Trail and the Pasayten and Lake Chelan Sawtooth Wilderness areas. Season of work: June to September (Flexible) Approximately 40 hrs per week.
Qualifications
Desired Skills:
Effective communicator.
Stock packing position requires strong horseback riding skills.
Must be able to work independently backpacking in remote locations, with attention to safety.
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 Wilderness Ranger Duties:
Conduct wilderness patrols providing visitor information and education addressing Leave No Trace camping, wilderness philosophy and minimal stock impacts.
Data collection and monitoring including visitor use, campsite inventory and GPS.
Assist in trail maintenance and reconstruction projects, and conduct trail surveys.
Perform ecological restoration, re-vegetation, and site naturalization.
Assist with stock packing projects.

Benefits:
Bunkhouse housing will be provided for volunteers.
Food per-diem ($25/day) and paid vehicle mileage may be available.
Professional development and experience in a Federal Land Management Agency
Opportunities to work with horses and mules in the backcountry
Opportunities to work in historical administrative use cabins in the wilderness.

TO APPLY:
PLEASE SEND RESUME AND 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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