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Moapa Valley NWR - Visitor Host/Maintenance Volunteer for 2022-2023 Season

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ORGANIZATION: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Volunteers needed for the following 4 or 5 month commitments: September 2022 - November 2022. When applying please provide contact information on three references. Two references should be professional. If applying as a couple, please provide both applicant names.


Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1979 to protect the endangered Moapa Dace. This small desert fish was present on the very first Endangered Species list and Moapa Valley was the first refuge ever set aside specifically for a fish. The refuge features a viewing window built right into the stream so that visitors can see the Moapa dace in its natural habitat. Since there is no visitor center on site, the Moapa volunteer is the main point-of-contact for visitors. To learn more about the refuge go to www.fws.gov/refuge/moapavalley. There is also a film about the refuge https://vimeo.com/86786561.


Moapa Valley NWR seeks volunteers available to open a small National Wildlife Refuge to the public on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and an occasional weekday. As the resident host you provide orientation and interpretation and answer visitor questions. You would cover topics regarding the refuge, local natural and cultural resources, safety precautions, rules and regulations, recreational opportunities, and area services. You would also assist staff with operations and maintenance of facilities, including cleaning bathrooms, emptying trash containers, ensuring refuge is free of litter, invasive species removal, and other more complex maintenance projects within your abilities. You may also be asked to help with special events both on- and off-site. Moapa Valley refuge staff and volunteers work closely with staff and volunteers from the nearby Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge.


RV or motor home utility hook-ups for electric, water, propane, and sewage are provided. The commitment requires a minimum 28 hours/week of volunteering per resident. We are currently accepting applications for September 2022 - January 2023 and February 2023 - May 2023 (dates are flexible).


The refuge is located about an hour north of Las Vegas, NV. Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Great Basin, and Death Valley National Parks are all about a half day's drive away.

Start Date - 2022-09-01

End Date - 2022-11-30

Activities include: Conservation Education;Fish/Wildlife;General Assistance;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Trail/Campground Maintenance;Visitor Information;Weed/Invasive Species Control

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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About U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Location:

5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: NWRS Visitor Services, Bailey’s Crossroads, VA 22041, US

Mission Statement

Working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Description

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the premier government agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats. We are the only agency in the federal government whose primary responsibility is the conservation and management of these important natural resources for the American public.


The agency includes both the National Wildlife Refuge System and the National Fish Hatchery System.

The Service's origins date back to 1871 when Congress established the U.S. Fish Commission to study the decrease in the nation’s food fishes and recommend ways to reverse that decline. (More on our history below.) Today, we are a diverse and largely decentralized organization, employing about 8,000 dedicated professionals working out of facilities across the country.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, Environment, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Warm Springs Rd.Moapa, NV 89025

(36.6842,-114.631)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Sunday;Friday;Saturday

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