Volunteering with the BLM in Idaho
The BLM-Idaho relies on volunteers to help accomplish important work on our public lands, using a wide range of skills and interests. You can work individually or as part of a group, and projects can be one-day commitments or longer-term adventures.
Many different types of volunteer opportunities are available and many fall into one of the following categories: fish and wildlife; recreation; rangelands; forests; geology, energy and minerals; archeology; history; watersheds; administrative support; public information; wild horses and burros; engineering and surveying; data management; and planning.
In 2012, BLM-Idaho utilized over 2,200 volunteers totaling nearly 40,000 work hours, saving the BLM an approximate value of over $900,000. What did these volunteers do to better our public lands? They led cave expeditions, excavated an archaelogical site, hosted campgrounds across the state, designed interpretive exhibits at public sites, built trailheads, cleaned up litter from popular and heavily used recreation areas, collected native seed used to restore local plant communities, and cleaned up trash from the Lower Salmon River.
Does this sound interesting to you? Click here to learn more about joining the BLM as a volunteer.
Are you interested in habitat restoration? Check out the 2013-2014 opportunities hosted through the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
In the Spotlight
National Public Lands Day 2013 a Success!
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped us maintain and improve your beautiful public lands!
BLM's Warren Trogden Wins 2013 "Making a Difference" Volunteer Award
Over the past 16 years, Warren has helped volunteers for Idaho BLM log more than 70,000 hours at four of the high-use recreation sites in Challis, Idaho. Thanks for all your hard work, Warren!