Preventative Search and Rescue/Trails/Wilderness

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USDA Forest Service

The PSAR program will require volunteers to be physically fit and able to hike in the backcountry and high elevation in hot summer months while carrying a day pack. Assist the Recreation staff in foot patrols and maintaining National Forest trailheads and wilderness areas. Duties include but are not limited to: driving to several trailheads in a day on paved and rugged gravel roads; making visitor contacts to answer questions; educate recreationists about the area; install and maintain appropriate signs and kiosks; encourage visitors to practice Leave No Trace techniques; perform maintenance at trailhead facilities; clean-up trash around the trailheads, dispersed campsites and other forest areas; report conditions, visitor numbers, problems and daily activities to the supervisor; assist in the care and maintenance of any vehicles used to perform duties.

The volunteer will always have a professional, courteous and helpful attitude when dealing with all members of the public, fellow volunteers and Forest Service employees. The volunteer will be trained in and adhere to all Forest Service Safety and Customer Service Procedures. This position requires a uniform, which will be provided.

Start Date - 2022-05-02

End Date - 2022-09-30

Activities include: Back Country/Wilderness;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Trail/Campground Maintenance;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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About USDA Forest Service


1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20250, US

Mission Statement

The USDA Forest Service's mission 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 United States Forest Service (USFS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nation’s 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands, spanning 193 million acres of land.

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Flagstaff, AZ 86001



  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter




  • Sunday;Saturday

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