Hebo Ranger District Recruiting Volunteers

Oregon Silverspot Habitat restoration planting with volunteers

Oregon silverspot_habitat restoration planting with volunteers_CCRD

Volunteers serve an important role in caring for natural resources, such as these volunteers assisting with a habitat restoration project for the Oregon silverspot butterfly

Resolve to give back to nature this New Year. The Hebo Ranger District is recruiting volunteers for both indoor and outdoor activities.

                Volunteers are a valued part of the Forest Service workforce. Their contributions help expand the agency’s capacity to protect natural resources, enhance recreation opportunities and better serve the public. The Hebo Ranger District is seeking volunteers in the following areas:

·         Campground and trail maintenance

·         Invasive species removal

·         Fish and wildlife monitoring

·         Habitat restoration

·         Visitor information and clerical support

                “Whether you’re a high school student, church group or civic organization, family or retiree, there are many ways people can get involved with their local national forest, either for a one-time project or on a recurring basis,” said Debbie Wilkins, Hebo District ranger.

                Volunteer application forms are available under the “Working Together” section of the Siuslaw National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/siuslaw. For more information or to express interest in volunteering, call the Hebo Ranger Station at 503-392-5100.

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The Siuslaw National Forest manages more than 630,000 acres of temperate rainforests along the Oregon Coast Range, from Tillamook to the end of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area in Coos Bay. Additional information is available online at www.fs.usda.gov/siuslaw, www.twitter.com/SiuslawNF and www.facebook.com/DiscoverDiscoverSiuslawNF.