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Arizona - Kaibab NF
New! Historic Photo Preservation Project


Sean1923.jpg by USDA Forest Service
Baby on a Kaibab NF Forest Service Vehicle 1923




AZ-4325
May 22-26, 2017

Must commit to entire session

This spring, we invite you out to the beautiful and rugged Kaibab National Forest as we “scan the pages of history!” Over the years, the Forest has collected a very large array of photos and slides containing significant historic and environmental information. However, the assemblage has not been systematically organized or properly catalogued. As such, our activities for this year’s first Kaibab project will include doing those very things: organizing, cataloging, and scanning photos, slides, and other historic treasures. PIT participants will work at the Ranger District Office located in Williams. Most of our work will consist of curation/lab-type labor, though there will also be some limited physical activity during the session (some of these boxes can be heavy!). But, one doesn’t need to be Hercules to join us! Additionally, as a special treat for our volunteers, we intend to spend a day touring some of the unique cultural sites on the Kaibab. This will include some driving on well-maintained dirt roads (probably using government vehicles) and light to moderate walking for no more than a half mile at any time. Williams is also a very popular tourist destination because it is considered the “Gateway to the Grand Canyon.” Therefore, if you plan to stay in town, reservations should be made early. More information about sites, local campgrounds, other accommodations, and the Forest itself can be found by visiting the FS Kaibab website (https://www.fs.usda.gov/kaibab). So, join us this May as we get our photos and other records in order, stay for the sights and other wonders the area has to offer!

Number of openings: 5

Special skills: Must be physically capable of extended periods of sitting and/or standing; some light lifting may be required; basic computer skills and experience with programs such as MS Word and Excel helpful, but not required; project will also use photo scanners, but will train volunteers who have no prior experience using them

Minimum age: 18 years old

Facilities: Williams offers multiple options for housing (city is located off of Interstate 40, 30 miles west of Flagstaff), and the Kaibab NF manages several campgrounds in the area (Kaibab Lake Campground is closest – located just 10 minutes from the District Office); again please see the Kaibab website (above) for more information and to make reservations. Flagstaff is also a full-service community with many restaurants, hotels, motels, and RV parks. Volunteers are responsible for lodging/personal camping equipment, food, water, and transportation.

Nearest towns: Project based in Williams; Ashfork, 15; Parks, 25 miles; Flagstaff, 30 miles

Applications due: April 17, 2017

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