Heart Lake Ambassador

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ORGANIZATION: Great Burn Conservation Alliance

Help protect Heart Lake and its charismatic goat herd!

The Heart Lake area in the Great Burn Proposed Wilderness is not only beautiful, but is easily accessible, making it a perfect destination for families or beginner hikers and backpackers. The Heart Lake area is also home to a native Mountain Goat herd. Goats are naturally curious and love salt, so they become habituated to humans when they are allowed to lick sweaty backpacks or eat human food. Over time, this behavior can create dangerous situations for the goats, pets, and humans. Recently, the Heart Lake goats have been getting a little too close to visitors in camp. Injuries or accidents between goats and humans can lead to trails being shut down or the removal of goats, and we want to avoid both of these!

Ambassadors will serve as a friendly, informative presence in the Heart, Pearl, and Dalton Lake area. Because this area has so many new to the area and new to camping visitors, ambassadors will provide useful information about wildlife (especially goats), camping at Heart Lake, trail access, safety and leave no trace practices to visitors in the area. Our goal is to have an ambassador at the lake every weekend in July and August. Staying at least one night is preferred, but please help out however long you can. Ambassadors will receive a free Great Burn shirt, hat, and water bottle!

Learn more and register at: greatburn.org/ambassador

Send questions to volunteer@greatburn.org

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About Great Burn Conservation Alliance


2825 Stockyard Rd, Missoula, MT 59808, US

Mission Statement

The Great Burn Conservation Alliance fosters the connection between people and place to further conservation and stewardship in the Great Burn ecosystem.


The Great Burn organizes volunteer trips throughout the summer that focus on stewardship and keeping the Great Burn wild.


Education & Literacy
Education & Literacy, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


Heart LakeSuperior, MT 59872



  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education




  • Volunteers need to commit at least one day at Heart Lake during the season.

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