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Connecting federal employees, scientists, educators, and the public with their wilderness heritage
Four Peaks Wilderness (Credit: John Groseclose) Land managers attend a Carhart Center training AQV Monitoring (Credit: Bill Hodge) Map skills, like those taught during a  Bay Area Wilderness Training course, are essential in the wilderness. Spanish Peaks Wilderness (Credit: Steve Arnold) Green frog in the Great Swamp NWR Wilderness (Credit: Kurt Hasselman) Bob Marshall Wilderness (Credit: Erin D. Clark)
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How do you get a job working in wilderness?

Trail crew
Spring is the time when seasonal wilderness jobs are advertised. Organizations like the Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation and Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation offer summer internships; AmeriCorps, American Conservation Experience, and various wilderness and trail non-profits like Friends of Nevada Wilderness, North Country Trail Association, Continental Divide Trail Coalition, and Appalachian Trail Conservancy offer seasonal trail crew positions; The federal wilderness management agencies offer Wilderness Fellows positions and hire seasonal wilderness rangers. Search our list of wilderness organizations for those you may be interested in working for.


Arthur Carhart
Aldo Leopold
A student conducting invasive plant inventory using a GPS unit is a public wilderness information website formed in 1996 through a collaborative partnership between the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute--the federal government's wilderness training and research arms, respectively--and the College of Forestry and Conservation's Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana.

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