Wilderness Ranger Intern Position Description
This position performs duties related to Wilderness and trail management in the Sierra National Forest. This is a physically demanding position on a self-supported backpacking crew working backcountry tours up to 8 days in length, carrying a backpack weighing up to 50 pounds, occasionally supported by stock. Interns are trained in visitor contact methods, traditional tool use including crosscut saw, Leave No Trace ethics, forest and Wilderness regulations, backcountry travel, and other resource areas in land management. Interns will be checking Wilderness permits, educating the public on Leave No Trace ethics and forest regulations, performing trail clearing and maintenance, and monitoring Wilderness character and resources for other specialists including aquatic species, terrestrial wildlife, heritage resources, and hydrology. Opportunities exist to work more closely with those resource areas if interested. Interns will work alongside seasonal and permanent Forest Service employees and other volunteers throughout the summer season. Applicants who have a passion for the outdoors and interest in land management, trail work, and interacting with the public will thrive in this position!
$300/week living allowance
$1,100 travel allowance
$1,718 Americorps Education Award
Housing provided by the USFS when not in backcountry
Position ID: PO-00734618
Expected Dates: June 2, 2023 - August 27, 2023
29688 Auberry Road
PO Box 559
Prather, CA 93651
Training Provided: Crosscut Saw Course/Certification, Public Contacts, Radio Comms, First Aid/CPR, LNT Training, Trail Maintenance Theory/Techniques, Campsite Inventorying, Working with Partners, Volunteers, and Permittees, Documentation Procedures, Pack Stock Training
Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt
AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible
Driving Logistics: Required
personal travel, shopping, etc.
Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member
US Citizenship: Yes