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Closed! Halfway Ranger Station: Ranger Dwelling Restoration

Halfwayrangerstationcabin.jpg by Rolf Hagberg
Ca. 1934 Ranger Dwelling at Halfway Ranger Station Historic District, 2015

October 2-9, 2019 (including weekends)

Volunteers must commit to a minimum of 5 days

The Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps (NHBPC), in partnership with the research branch of the US Forest Service, has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement to restore and adaptively reuse the Halfway Ranger District Ranger Dwelling site within the Superior National Forest. The site was constructed in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Our work will involve repairing logs with Dutchman repairs, log stabilization and staining, window and screen repair and replacement, and working on other preservation and restoration on the CCC-constructed round log structures. This project is part of a grant-funded rehabilitation project that is occurring throughout the summer months. Volunteers will be working with NBHPC crews and technical specialists during the project. This is an historic gem, so we hope you’ll join us this summer to give it the tender, loving care it both needs and deserves!

Number of openings: 4

Special skills: Required: basic carpentry skills, including experience with log and window maintenance and repair techniques
Minimum age: 18 years old

Facilities: Volunteers will have access to indoor facilities including bunks, a kitchen facility, and showers, contingent upon construction timelines; The South Kawishiwi River Campground, located within walking distance from the project site, is in "walk-up" season in October for tent and RV/electrical sites; limited space available for tent camping or small campers on-site; Ely is a full-service community with hotels/motels, restaurants, and a full range of other amenities; there are also numerous resorts, hotels and campgrounds within 15 miles of the project site; volunteers responsible for own bedding/lodging/camping equipment, food, water, and daily transportation to and from designated meeting area (if opting to lodge off-site)
Nearest towns: Ely, 15 miles; Isabella, 20 miles; Babbitt, 25 miles

Applications due: July 22, 2019

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