Wilderness Ranger Interns, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests

Granby, CO

Position Title: Wilderness Ranger Interns

Organization: Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests

Location: Granby, CO

Position Overview: In partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Sulphur Ranger district is seeking skilled, highly motivated Interns to help protect and manage district wilderness areas. The SCA intern 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. Core aspects of this position include self-sufficient backpacking, unsupervised remote area work, and public contact.


  • Decommissioning of inappropriate campsites and illegal trails.
  • 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.
  • Assisting district wilderness and trail crew personnel to hike and clear blow down trees from trails both in and out of wilderness.
  • Helping to identify and rehabilitate denuded campsites and user created trails.
  • Collaborating with partners, other agencies, and other interest groups to complete wilderness projects and tasks as assigned.
  • Contacting a variety of user groups to provide information and education regarding wilderness regulations/restrictions and wilderness philosophy.
  • Monitoring and checking for compliance with regulations and track and report violations to supervisors.
  • 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.
  • Assisting in the collection of GPS data and assist in maintenance of assorted GIS data bases.

Qualifications: 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.

Start/End Dates: May 22 – September 10


  • $1,100 – one time RT travel allowance
  • $460 – weekly living allowance
  • AmeriCorps eligible ($1,678 education award)
  • Housing

Application Deadline: Open until filled

How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.