Volunteer Opportunity – Wilderness Information Specialist, Ashley National Forest

Ashley National Forest

Job Title: Wilderness Information Specialist

Organization: Ashley National Forest

Contact: Rhett Burkman 435-740-4918

Duties: This position centers around being a point of contact as Forest visitors arrive at the Grand View Trailhead to enter into the granddaddy Basin region of High Uintas Wilderness. Duties include visitor information and education of wilderness rules and regulations, recording visitor use trends and information, communicating hazardous conditions to district staff/public and parking area management. This position requires good communication and interpersonal skills. Additional opportunities to work perform some light trail maintenance and/or clean up may be available depending on volunteers level of interest

Desired qualifications: While working at the trailhead, the volunteer host will be expected to be present at the trailhead throughout each working day. We are looking for someone who can work Thursday through Saturday or Sunday weekly from roughly mid-June through Labor Day weekend. On busy weekends, this trailhead can have upwards of 200 cars in the parking lot. The trail and basin are enjoyed by a variety of users which include backpackers, day hikers, stock users, hunters, scout, youth and church groups. The short distance of the hike into the basin, the high concentration of lakes in the basin, and the close proximity to the Wasatch Front make the Granddaddy Basin a sought after location. It is expected that the volunteer will communicate and have knowledge of topics relevant to all user groups. Please note this is a high elevation trailhead that sits at roughly 9,700ft above sea level with the trail quickly climbing to the apex of Hades Pass at 10,640ft. Even in mid-summer weather can be incredibly variable ranging from intense heat and sun to extreme cold with rain and snow within a single day.

Start and end dates: 5/27/2019–9/2/2019

Salary/pay: A travel trailer/RV spot is located at the trailhead for host use. There are no hookups available on site. However, there are vault toilets on site and a fresh spring with potable water nearby and camper fuel will be provided in an off-site location. Trailhead hosts are provided $18 per working day to cover food costs

How to apply: Follow this link