Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge is one of the oldest refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System, established in 1909 by Theodore Roosevelt. Nestled between the Owyhee Mountains and the lovely city of Nampa, it encompasses over 11,000 acres. The Refuge provides the community unparalleled access to stunning wildlife and habitats as well as a variety of recreational opportunities.
Responsible recreation with dogs is essential to protecting wildlife and visitors. Improper activity with dogs can scare other visitors, injure wildlife or dogs, cause wildlife to abandon nests or young, and more. BARK Ranger is a volunteer and awareness program to guide visitors to responsibly enjoy the outdoors with their dogs.
BARK principles are:
B. Bag and take away your pet's waste.
A. Always wear a leash.
R. Respect Wildlife.
K. Know where you can go.
We are looking for someone who enjoys art and creating things to craft a logo for this program at Deer Flat. Use whatever medium inspires you to create: drawing, painting, computer design, etc. The logo will help unify communications about the Deer Flat BARK Ranger program. Do your part to help wildlife and wildlife habitat by educating pet owners about how to keep their dog, other visitors, and wildlife safe while visiting the refuge.
Craft a logo or logos with your chosen artistic method. This logo may or may not include:
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge name
"BARK Ranger" title or meaning
Any level of talent/interest in art/creation
interest in outdoor recreation
interest in responsible recreation with pets
The ability to clearly understand the purpose of this refuge and its wildlife management programs as well as the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Computer skills. Virtual volunteers will need to use a personal computer to communicate with supervisor, work on projects, and submit draft and final versions of project documents.
Treat volunteer service as a serious responsibility.
Willing to serve without monetary compensation.
Provide all work agreed upon. Missing agreed upon work without prior notification can result in dismissal from your volunteer position. Remember that refuge staff and visitors are counting on you
The mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to work with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, founded by President Theodore Roosevelt on February 25, 1909, is one of the oldest refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS).
Managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the System preserves a network of lands and waters set aside for the conservation and management of the nation's fish, wildlife, and plant resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge needs your talents, enthusiasm, and time! If you appreciate and are concerned about the refuge and its wildlife, then consider becoming a refuge volunteer.
Arts & Culture
Sports & Recreation
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
February 11, 2021
This is a virtual and flexible position. We are hoping to have a logo designed and chosen by the the summer. You are welcome to take whatever time you need to create and design your submission for this role.