Utah - Manti-La Sal NF
Historic Stuart Guard Station Staffing Project 2017
Historic Stuart Guard Station
May 27-September 4, 2017 (weekends/holidays only)
Must commit to entire session
The Historic Stuart Guard Station lies along the Huntington and Eccles Canyons National Scenic Byway. It was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the early 1930s and was afterward in regular use by the Forest Service for several decades. Later, as the Guard Station went into disuse, it suffered not only from time, but from the elements. So, between 1994 and 1996, extensive reconstruction work was undertaken, and the Station and its garage were revitalized. Since that time they have provided a place for visitors to get questions answered and to learn about early FS history and the immense contributions of the CCC to the Manti-La Sal National Forest. PIT volunteers have been pivotal in filling that niche! So, once again, we call upon your aid as Forest Service/PIT volunteers to keep the station clean and tidy, and to provide information and interpretive services to visitors. As volunteers, you will be entitled to reimbursement of your expenses, including $25.00 per day worked if you choose to stay on site.
An FS uniform shirt will be issued and must be worn during working hours. The Guard Station is now a charming little structure, and is situated in a spectacular location for viewing wildlife and the surrounding landscape. So, we hope you’ll answer the call, and help us staff Historic Stuart Guard Station again this year! Applications will only be accepted until the project slot is filled, so apply today!
Number of openings: 1 individual or couple
Special skills: Volunteers must be able to perform required duties with minimal supervision after orientation, communicate effectively with diverse audiences, and present a consistently friendly and helpful attitude. Remember: you’ll be working with visitors and representing both the Forest Service and the Passport in Time Program! Previous knowledge of the Manti-La Sal NF, FS/CCC history, and/or familiarity with local recreational destinations helpful, but not required
Minimum age: 18 years old
Facilities: RV host pad sites are available behind the GS; water and sewer hookups; no power available, so volunteers with camp trailers are encouraged to bring solar panels and/or a small portable generator to keep their batteries charged; tent camping is also an option; no cooking facilities, refrigerator, or shower facilities available; sink and toilet facilities located in the GS; Huntington is a limited-services community with a small grocery store, convenience stores, and other basic amenities; volunteers responsible for own lodging (if opting to stay off-site), personal bedding/camping equipment, food, cook stove, solar showers, etc.
Nearest towns: Project based at Historic Stuart Guard Station; Huntington, 20 miles; Castle Dale, 27 miles; Price, 45 miles
Applications due: Ongoing until filled