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Volunteer Wilderness Ranger

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Santa Fe National Forest

  • 10 people are interested
Lake Katherine

The Pecos Wilderness is in need of a few good volunteer wilderness rangers. Duties include making contacts with the public to educate and inform, clearing trails with a crosscut saw, rehabilitating campsites, documenting invasive weed species, removing trash, sign inventory and installation, and documenting users. If you are experienced with back country camping, backpacking, Leave No Trace, map & compass, and GPS and have a desire to volunteer as a land steward, this may be the opportunity for you!

Each primitive back country trip will range from 2-5 days in length ($25/day). The ideal candidate will be able to carry personal gear, food, and tools while hiking in remote areas of the Pecos Wilderness.

There is no housing provided; local residents are preferred. Crosscut training will be provided.

Current First Aid/CPR training is preferred.

Do you need an internship?

This is great opportunity for gaining experience in natural resource management.

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About Santa Fe National Forest


1710 N. Riverside Dr., P.O. Box 3307, Espanola, NM 87532, US

Mission Statement


The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.


The Forest Service is part of the US Department of Agriculture. The Forest Service utilizes the skills and talents of volunteers to improve trails, watershed, archeology, range, biology, botany, etc.

Sports & Recreation


Sat May 14, 2022 - Fri Aug 12, 2022


Pecos WildernessSanta Fe, NM 87501



  • Customer Service
  • Environmental Education
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Environmental Science
  • Habitat Restoration


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One weekend a month during summer season
  • First Aid and CPR are preferred. ¬†Ability to back country camp and carry a 50+ lb. pack.

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