The Grand Junction Field Office (GJFO) benefits immensely from partnerships with organizations that help us care for our public lands. Our partners are diverse – ranging from the many recreational user groups whose members use these lands on a weekly basis to local businesses that help with the care and feeding of our volunteers. Other important partners are the nonprofit and governmental organizations that offer adult and youth offenders the option of performing alternative community service, such as maintenance or clean-up projects on public lands, rather than spending time in jail. Educational institutions contribute students and academic expertise to the BLM’s work and organizations with conservation goals help us educate the community about conservation.
Each year, volunteers contribute thousands of hours of their time and talent to projects throughout the Grand Junction Field Office, McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area and the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area. Many BLM projects and tasks are accomplished only through the efforts and resources provided by our dedicated volunteers and partners. Volunteering is a great way to get involved in public lands stewardship.
No matter what your background, age, ability, or interest, there are opportunities for you to become a BLM volunteer. You can work individually or as part of a group. Projects range from short-term, one-day adventures to season-long commitments.
Typical BLM Volunteer Opportunities
- Tamarisk removal/spraying
- Campground hosts
- Office support
- Recreation facility maintenance
- Cultural resources data collection and monitoring
- Trail construction and maintenance
- Wild horse range patrols and horse gathers
- Shooting range maintenance
- Mountain bike patrol
- Wilderness/Wilderness Study Area patrols
- Trash clean-up