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Rio Chama River Host

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ORGANIZATION: U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office is looking for a Volunteer River Host at the Wild and Scenic Rio Chama boat launch site from April 1 to September 30. The duties accomplished by this volunteer are an invaluable asset to the Rio Chama’s operation. Between April 15 and September 15, the BLM allows only permitted launches on the Rio Chama from El Vado Dam to Chavez Canyon (21.6 miles). Launches are assigned every day of the week, and Fridays and Saturdays are the busiest days. Major duties and requirements of the position are listed below. Volunteer Host is not required to take on law enforcement issues; however, they monitor the launch site and report any problems or situations to BLM staff or the staff of the put-in facility. Volunteer Host ensures that boaters are knowledgeable about river corridor regulations and best practices for minimal impact so that they may have a safe and enjoyable experience while maintaining the outstandingly remarkable values of the beautiful and diverse Wild and Scenic Rio Chama and the integrity of the Chama River Canyon Wilderness. The host is expected to be committed to their duties and be available during daytime and weekend hours, therefore outside work or existing jobs are not permitted while being a host for BLM. Couples are encouraged. Preference given for full 6-month commitment.

Start Date - 2023-04-01

End Date - 2023-09-30

Activities include: Back Country/Wilderness;Campground/Site Host;Computers;General Assistance;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Not Difficult

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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About U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management


760 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction, CO 81506, US

Mission Statement

The Bureau of Land Management's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.


The BLM manages 245 million acres of public lands and 700 million acres of mineral estate. These public lands and subsurface acres are integral to the lives and livelihoods of communities and families across the country. We promote multiple-use on public lands to maximize opportunities for commercial, recreational, and conservation activities. This promotes healthy and productive public lands that create jobs in local communities while supporting traditional land uses such as responsible energy development, timber harvesting, grazing, and recreation, including hunting and fishing.


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226 Cruz Alta RoadTaos, NM 87571



  • Environmental Education
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Administrative Support
  • Interpreter
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation


  • People 55+



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