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Wilderness Ranger internship positions for the summer of 2013
Summer
Fulton
2/1/2013
Date inactive: 3/1/2013

The Aspen-Sopris Ranger District, White River National Forest in Colorado is recruiting applicants for several Wilderness Ranger internship positions for the summer of 2013.

WHO: Applicants for these positions should have experience and/or interest in the duties described. This is a physically arduous job exposed to mountain weather. The ideal applicant is an experienced outdoor leader who is passionate about the stewardship of wild lands and interested in a career in natural resource management.
WHAT: Ranger interns primary duty is to patrol the district’s five Wilderness areas to educate visitors and protect the area’s wild character. Interns will receive intensive training and education in natural resource management from an inter-disciplinary, field based perspective. The Aspen-Sopris RD is on the cutting edge of Wilderness stewardship and interns will benefit greatly from the opportunity to work in this challenging environment.
Intern compensation includes a food stipend ($150/week), housing, and an exceptional career/life experience. 
WHEN: These positions run from June to mid-August.
WHERE: Aspen, COHousing is available. 
CONTACT and APPLY: Andrew Larson at arlarson@fs.fed.us  Please include a letter of interest and resume before March 1, 2013. 
Position Duties Include:  4 day backpacking patrols of ~30 miles at high elevation in seasonal conditions over weekends and holidays.  Carrying a 50 – 75 lb pack plus tools.  Educating visitors on Wilderness ethics/regulations
Trail maintenance using primitive tools.  Leading volunteers and community partners on service, training and education
events.  Natural resource monitoring.  Restoration of impacted sites.  Sign/TH installation and maintenance
Invasive species monitoring and treatment.  Community outreach for Wilderness awareness.  Various other duties in support of the Wilderness and district programs. 
The iconic Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness draws thousands of visitors from around the world each summer