Montana - Custer-Gallatin NF
Closed! Main Boulder Ranger Station Preservation & Maintenance
Historic Main Boulder Ranger Station and Visitors Center
July 24-28; July 31-August 4, 2017
Must commit to 1 entire session; may participate in both
Join us on the beautiful Custer-Gallatin NF as we reconstruct the past! The 1905 Main Boulder Ranger Station is one of the early stations of the USFS. Its colorful history dating to the transition from the Absaroka Division of the Yellowstone Forest Reserve to the Absaroka National Forest is told in the house museum within the oldest structure at the Ranger Station. Unfortunately, the elements and the passage of time have taken their toll, and we need your help to restore this gem to its former glory! During the course of this historic restoration project, PIT volunteers and Forest staff will focus on re-roofing the shop and garage, and re-daubing the oldest structure. There are likely to be many other repairs we can squeeze in as well, so we will be dirty, sweaty, and busy, but, in the end, we will have made an incredible difference – one that you can proudly say you took part in! All meals will be provided, and evening presentations, hikes, and interactions with various local experts will be made available during those hours "off the clock." We hope to see you this summer!
Number of openings: 30 (15 per session)
Special skills: Previous historic restoration, roofing, carpentry, construction, general maintenance, and or similar skills helpful, but not required
Minimum age: 10 years old; under 18 with a responsible adult
Facilities: A few tent and RV camping sites will be made available at no charge at the Main Boulder Ranger Station; The Yellowstone District will provide a walled tent for the cook, and all meals will be provided; USFS campgrounds nearby and a private, full services RV camp approximately 25 miles away; amenities may vary and fees will apply; Big Timber is a full-service community with motels, restaurants, limited grocery options, and a full range of other amenities (Livingston and Bozeman have a full range of grocery options if you need to stock up!); volunteers responsible for own lodging/personal camping equipment, extra water, and daily transportation to designated meeting areas
Nearest towns: Big Timber, 25 miles; Livingston, 50 miles; Bozeman, 75 miles
Applications due: Closed!