Campground Bear Safety Educator(s)

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USDA Forest Service

The Ashton-Island Park District shares the western boundary with Yellowstone National Park. Consequently, the district shares the same beautiful landscapes and wildlife, including grizzly bears! The district has 11 campgrounds, all are within grizzly bear country. For public safety and grizzly bear conservation, the district has a food storage order whereby all attractants must be stored securely from grizzly bears.

We are looking for two individuals or a couple that would like to walk through a few campsites every Friday afternoon and Saturday, looking for food storage order violations and educating campers on the food storage order. There will be a mandatory training session prior to work. Then, educators will visit campgrounds from July Fourth to Labor Day Weekend. Educators must work well with campers, campground hosts, Forest Service employees, and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Educating requires friendliness, patience, and consistent and accurate messaging. Educators also produce a weekly report. This position is supervised by the Campground Bear Safety Coordinator, an Idaho Master Naturalist with special training in bear safety.

Start Date - 2022-06-15

End Date - 2022-09-10

Activities include: Conservation Education;Fish/Wildlife;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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About USDA Forest Service

Location:

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.

Description

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.

Emergency & Safety
Environment
Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Idaho Falls, WY 83401

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Friday;Saturday

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