Topic ID #31100 - posted 2/7/2014 2:11 AM

Volunteer opportunity: National Historic Landmark Interpreter, Bighorn National Forest, WY

Jennifer Palmer

Opportunity     Partner     State
National Historic Landmark Interpretor
Bighorn National Forest
Address:  Medicine Wheel/ Paintrock Ranger District Lovell, WY 82431
Contact:  ((see listing))
Availability:  6/16/2014--9/13/2014
Created:  2/6/2014
Suitability:  Adults, Seniors, Groups
Difficulty:  Not Difficult
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Volunteer Activities
• Archaeology
• Conservation Education
• Historical Preservation
• Tour Guide/Interpretation
• Visitor Information
• General Assistance


The Bighorn National Forest is currently looking for volunteers to provide site staffing at the Medicine Mountain/ Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark, which is located in North Central Wyoming. The Medicine Mountain/ Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark is a prehistoric stone structure that is still used by Native Americans for ceremonial purposes. The site is staffed seven days per week, ten hours per day during the summer months (Mid June through Mid September). Volunteers are needed 4 days per week.

Duties may include:

-Staffing the site: greeting visitors, answering questions, provides interpretation to site visitors about the histoical, archaeological and spirtual aspects of the site.

-Provide education to visitors on Forest Service rules,regulations and local natural resources (including flora and fauna).

-Provide Site maintenance tasks including vault toliet cleaning, painting and staining of bulidings, signs, fences and other structures. The painting/ staining is normally a one time event.

-The site is outdoors and is at an elevation of 9,460 feet. We have an interpretor cabin at the parking area that provides shelter for bad weather. Weather conditions can be sunny and hot to cold and snow. The Medicine Wheel is a 1 1/2 mile hike from the parking area with a narrow road going by the site.

-A U.S. Forest Service uniform will be provided and required to be worn while volunteering at the site. May be required to drive a Government vehicle to the site from the housing location (about 6 miles away) if you have to drive a Government vehicle you must possess a valid drivers license.

Additional Information:

-Housing will be provided (either a trailer pad with hook ups, camper, or cabin depending on volunteer needs). These spots are located at Porcupine Ranger Station which is near by with Porcupine Creek flowing through the Ranger Station.

-Per diem will be provided at $20 per day scheduled to volunteer along with housing.

Yellowstone National Park is nearby along with several other Parks and outdoor opportunites.

Train will be provided in all aspects of the position ( Site information, flora, fauna and Forest Information).

- For additional information please contact ((see listing))

Housing Availability HOUSING & AMENITIES
Type: Other
Description: Bunkhouse facilities, cabins, or camper may be available. Rv pad with hook ups available, housing would depend on volunteers needs.

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