Public involvement plays an important part in managing our national forest lands. Many Region 9 forests, grasslands, and prairies rely more and more on volunteers to assist with campgrounds and other programs. Concerned citizens help the forest to provide better wildlife habitat, identify and preserve historic sites, and build and maintain trails. We extend a warm welcome to all who wish to volunteer on Region 9 Forests, Grasslands, Prairies.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Forest Service. Stewardship of the national forests is everyone's responsibility. The national forests, grasslands, and prairies are there for you to enjoy because many people have served over numerous years to preserve, protect and improve them. Now you can give something back by volunteering. Your services are much needed because the Forest Service, like other government agencies, has a limited budget.

But volunteering isn't just beneficial for the forests, it benefits you. Simply put, it's fun! It can give you the opportunity to pursue a special interest, such as bird watching or hiking. It has the potential to enrich and improve your life. Spending time in the outdoors, enjoying the company of your fellow volunteers and visitors, can give you a new perspective on other facets of your life.

To find out how you can volunteer, please contact each Forest, Grassland or Prairie individually.more »