Types of Projects

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Conservation Volunteers can help with:

  • Trails / Wildlife HabitatCreating or clearing trails, improving wildlife habitat, and cleaning and stabilizing stream banks

  • MaintenancePlanting trees and flowers, repairing foot bridges, improving accessibility to recreational areas, installing park signs, and performing light maintenance work

  • Campground HostServing as a "live-in" host at a state park campground or cabin colony by greeting and assisting campers and performing light maintenance

  • Interpretation / Environmental EducationInterpreting the interrelationships between people and their natural, cultural and historic environments by developing programs, assisting with visitor centers, conducting guided walks, presenting interpretive programs, and outdoor programs to school

  • Technical and EngineeringDesigning general engineering projects, maintaining technical specifications and catalogs, and developing computer databases

  • Forest Fire Prevention and ProtectionAssisting with Smokey Bear appearances and presenting fire prevention programs in schools

  • GeneralPerforming tasks not covered above. Examples: general office work and public contact work in a DCNR central, regional, district, or field office

  • ResearchResearching and writing the history of forests and state parks; developing checklists of flora and fauna; and assisting with geological and topographic studies and field research

  • Geologic MappingAssisting the Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey’s Geologic Mapping Services Division

  • Forest Stewardship ProgramConducting workshops and other education programs after being certified as Forest Stewards by the Bureau of Forestry

  • Mountain Bike Trail MaintenanceMaintaining and monitoring mountain bike trails. Cutting brush, hardening (rock armoring) trails, clearing debris, painting blazes, placing trail signs, etc

  • Community ForestryLocal projects in partnership with stakeholders.