Utah - Ashley NF
Closed! Summit Springs Guard Station Roof Rehabilitation, Part III
June 8-18, 2015 (including weekends)
Must commit to entire session
Come spend spring with us in the High Uinta Mountains! Once again, the Flaming Gorge Ranger District is offering volunteers the opportunity to work on the Summit Springs Guard Station. Summit Springs is a nationally significant, historic Guard Station originally constructed during the 1930s. The Guard Station's purpose was to provide shelter for Forest Rangers and other Forest officers who typically spent the majority of their time on patrols and resource management projects in remote, back-country locations.
This spring's PIT project will build on our accomplishments in 2014. Last year, the main Guard Station received a brand new cedar shingle roof (1,700 square feet total), volunteers meticulously touched up paint on the building interior, and expertly helped assemble and install screen/storm windows. This year, we will replace the badly deteriorated rooftops on the bunkhouse and shop/garage with new cedar shingles. And, don't worry: there will be more than enough work to go around for volunteers who may not feel comfortable working on a roof. In fact, we will also need to take measurements and do planning for how to restore the Station's kitchen in the fall of this year, so stay tuned! Volunteers will work alongside historic preservation experts from the Historic Building Preservation Team and other members of FS staff who are committed to the long-term preservation and this outstanding cultural resource, which will be "recycled" into use through the FS Cabin Rental Program.
Summit Springs GS is one of a growing number of historically significant Ranger Stations and back-country Guard Stations that are or will be available for use by the public. Volunteers at Summit Springs will work in a breath-taking, scenic area with ample opportunity for wildlife viewing, hiking and world-class fishing. See you in June!
Number of openings: 5
Special skills: Previous roofing (particularly cedar shingle), carpentry, painting, and historic structure restoration helpful, but not required
Minimum age: 18 years old
Facilities: Primitive tent and small RV camping welcomed on-site at no charge; no facilities; Manila is a full-service community with motels, restaurants, and a full range of other amenities; volunteers responsible for own lodging/personal camping equipment, food, water, and daily transportation to designated meeting area (if opting to stay off-site)
Nearest town: Manila, 20 miles; Dutch John, 30 miles; Vernal, 45 miles
Applications due: Closed!