Volunteering

Group of volunteers performign trailwork.Volunteers make many important contributions to the Salmon-Challis National Forest and there are many opportunities for volunteers to work on the districts.  Volunteer work gives people an opportunity to actively participate in the management of their National Forests.  For those who are pursuing a career in natural resource management, volunteer work also provides a way to gain work experience.  When evaluating work experience, many employers, including the Forest Service, consider volunteer work experience the same as paid work experience.  Some of the volunteer opportunities on the district include:

  1. Assisting with fish, wildlife, and range management
  2. Assisting with campground and trail projects Summarizing and analyzing data
  3. Assisting with our Geographic Information System (GIS) Digital imaging
  4. Assisting with the development of our web page
  5. Building and refurbishing signs, picnic tables, or other items

Volunteer opportunities are available year round, have time commitments ranging from a few hours to several months, and require between 1 and 50 people. 

  Film captured on multiple forests and in the Washington Office about the work that occurs with volunteers and service partnerships and participants including 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC), Public Lands Corps (PLC), Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), and Resource Assistants Program (RAP) and other groups.

May 2001
Volunteers from the Moore Ward Young Mens Group
constructing trail in Wet Creek.

Photo of the Moore Ward Young Mens group constructing trail in Wet Creek.
Photo of the Moore Ward Young Mens group constructing trail in Wet Creek.
Photo of the Moore Ward Young Mens group constructing trail in Wet Creek.
Photo of the Moore Ward Young Mens group constructing trail in Wet Creek.

If you or your group would be interested in volunteering, please contact us.



https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/scnf/workingtogether/volunteering