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Elko District Office
Release Date: 04/24/12
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2012-037

Volunteer Hosts Needed for Wilson Reservoir and North Wildhorse Campgrounds

Elko, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District is looking for volunteer campground hosts at the Wilson Reservoir and North Wildhorse campgrounds, both located north of Elko.

Selected volunteers will act as the BLM representative at the site and welcome visitors and provide information. Tasks include interacting with visitors, providing information about the area and other safe places to explore, conducting occasional tours, maintaining the restrooms and campgrounds, and reporting any vandalism, accidents, or natural hazards.

The BLM will provide training, cost reimbursement, a sheltered RV spot at Wilson with water and rustic accommodations at North Wildhorse. Both campgrounds are fairly remote and cell phone access is limited. The position is available immediately and would last through September 30, five to six days a week, three to four hours per day.

You will receive a variety of training on tools, equipment, fee collection, volunteer policy, safety, and camper satisfaction from the BLM before your volunteer engagement.

For more information, visit the Elko District website at under ‘What we do, Recreation,’ or call Zachary Pratt at (775) 753-0212.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 04-14-2015