Long Term Backcountry Ranger Intern

Expected Dates
July 21, 2014 to December 28, 2014
Daniel Boone National Forest
Position ID
Serve as the lead backcountry ranger intern during the 2014 field season acting as a project organizer. You will be involved in a variety of tasks, including making visitor contacts; providing one-on-one education to various visitors on topics such as Leave No Trace principles, wilderness values, and basic rules and regulations of the area. The team will help rehabilitate areas of the RRG impacted by heavy recreational use, remove fire rings from campsites, block visitor created trails, install signs and remove trash. You will also monitor visitor use through the use of road and trail counters as well as personal observations. EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: You will have the opportunity to attend US Forest Service public meetings on the subject of determining the future management of the Red River Gorge.
  • Red River Gorge portion of Daniel Boone National Forest
  • Defensive driving in order to receive a government drivers license (dependent on driving record); canoe use and safety training if interns use canoes; use of GPS units for the purpose of inventorying recreation impacts in the RRG; first aid/CPR.
  • You will have the opportunity to attend US Forest Service public meetings that involve determining future management of the Red River Gorge.
Main Area of Focus
Backcountry/Trail work
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
competent with supervision
Hand Tools
competent without supervision
Leadership Experience
competent without supervision
Trail Maintenance
competent without supervision