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Backcountry Volunteer - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

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Assists the USDA Forest Service to manage the Desolation Wilderness & backcountry National Forest lands & resources administered by the LTBMU. Volunteer activities will include providing the public with information about resource conditions, safety awareness (including advisories involving the concerns about the COVID-19 virus). Including the need for social distancing & ethics such as Leave-No-Trace, along with picking up litter. Volunteer activities will include hiking with a backpack & using hand tools such as shovels and loppers to perform light trail maintenance. Each Volunteer is responsible to work safely, following established risk assessment mitigations (just like employees), including wearing appropriate PPEs. Volunteers will not confront the public on observed regulations violations as they have no enforcement authority. Their primary role is to educate and assist the public & resource agency safely. Note that Volunteers may also choose to work at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, providing public environmental education. Difficulty Level is noted average however some field work volunteers might choose to do may be considered strenuous such as cross-cutting trees that have fallen across trailways. Some hiking may be considered physically challenging.

Start Date - 2022-06-01

End Date - 2022-10-30

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

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: No Housing/Amenities Available;N/A

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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.


Emergency & Safety
Sports & Recreation
Emergency & Safety, Environment, Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


35 College DriveSouth Lake Tahoe, CA 96150



  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation


  • Kids


  • Sunday;Monday;Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday;Saturday

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