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Posted on: March 16, 2023

San Juan Mountains Association Hiring Forest Ambassadors

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Do you love working outdoors and interacting with the public? The San Juan Mountains Association (SJMA) is recruiting a cadre of Forest Ambassadors to work at trailheads and on trails within the San Juan National Forest, Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest, and the Bureau of Land Management Silverton Field Office. The Forest Ambassador program is made possible through a partnership between SJMA, area National Forests, BLM, the Rocky Mountain Restoration Initiative, and the Southwest Colorado Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program. SJMA Forest Ambassadors rotate throughout recreation hotspots and are responsible for making public education contacts, conducting light trail maintenance, monitoring/collecting recreation and wilderness impact data, and working with volunteers. Forest Ambassadors conduct a variety of projects under the supervision of the Stewardship Program Manager. Forest Ambassadors often work independently or with volunteers, and may be split into teams of 2-4 as necessary to conduct a variety of stewardship activities.

This is a seasonal, non-exempt position offered either full-time (40 Hours/week) or part-time (20-30 hours/week).

TO APPLY: email a cover letter and resume in one pdf file with the title ”Forest Ambassador Application” to by April 1, 2023. For more information, visit the San Juan Mountains Association website.

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