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Wilderness Ranger Participant Job Vacancy in Student Conservation Association, (Grand Lake, CO) – Businessofusa.com

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Company name : Student Conservation Association

Vacant position : Wilderness Ranger Participant

Company location : Grand Lake, CO

job description : Expected Dates

May 27, 2022 to August 18, 2022


Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland

Position ID


Two SCA interns will work in conjunction with district Wilderness Staff or a Trails Crew Lead to patrol, monitor, assess, and maintain trails in Designated Wilderness Areas and also non-motorized trails. In addition projects may be tackled that include the decommissioning of inappropriate campsites and illegal trails. The Intern will be responsible for assuring wilderness areas and trails are maintained to established standards which will include the use of crosscut saws and/or chainsaws and other primitive tools. The Intern will assist district wilderness and trail crew personnel to hike and clear blow down trees from trails both in and out of wilderness. The Intern will be responsible for helping to identify and rehabilitate denuded campsites and user created trails. The Intern will collaborate with partners, other agencies, and other interest groups to complete wilderness projects and tasks as assigned. The Intern will be responsible for contacting a variety of user groups to provide information and education regarding wilderness regulations/restrictions and wilderness philosophy. The Intern will monitor and check for compliance with regulations and track and report violations to supervisors. The Intern will be responsible for educating forest visitors on “Leave No trace and “Pack it in, Pack it out” principles as well as standard information on resource management, pack stock use, and camping near water and trails. The Intern will also assist in the collection of GPS data and assist in maintenance of assorted GIS data bases. Core aspects of this position include self-sufficient backpacking, unsupervised remote area work, and public contact. Applicants must have and can articulate extensive experience in back-country environments. Communication skills, individual work ethic and independence are desired qualities of the incumbent.
Compensation amounts:

$1,100 – one time RT travel allowance
$200 – weekly living allowance
AmeriCorps eligible ($1,678 education award)

All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

Location Description

Arapaho National Forest, Sulphur Ranger District, Grand Lake Colorado

Training Provided

Use and maintenance of primitive tools including
cross cut saws.
CPR/1st Aid training
Trail Maintenance Training
GPS Equipment use and data collection

Educational/Recreational Opportunities

The Sulphur Ranger District is home to amazing recreational opportunities including but not limited to; hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, fat biking, road biking, fishing, boating canoeing, skiing, snowmobiling, whitewater rafting and kayaking.

Handicap Accessible?


Main Area of Focus

Backcountry/Trail work

Education, Training & Skills Expected

Earth Sciences

some coursework or experience

Recreation Management

some coursework or experience

Resource Management

some coursework or experience


competent without supervision


competent without supervision

Hand Tools

some experience

Trail Maintenance

competent with supervision

Orienteering compass skills

competent with supervision

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible


Driving Logistics

Valid Drivers License Needed

Housing or Stipend Provided?


Interns will share small government houses with other interns or government employees. Houses consist of 2 or 3 small bedrooms with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Interns will be assigned a house with other interns or government employees of the same gender and each person shall have their own bedroom.



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