BLM uses volunteers to help the agency complete its mission of sustaining the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Volunteer assignments can include cleanups on National Public Lands Day; collecting precipitation data from remote rain gauges; assisting with an archeological data retrieval project; managing a campground as a camp host; conducting trail monitoring and maintenance; monitoring and repairing fences and signs designed to protect rare plants; providing visitor information and responding to public inquiries at the information center in BLM’s St. George Interagency Offices; or serving as site stewards in protecting archaeological and paleontological sites, as well as many other opportunities.
Individuals, families, and organized groups are encouraged to volunteer for duties or projects that will improve our public lands in ways that are legally and environmentally appropriate. Volunteers will not be allowed to engage in project activities for which they are not properly trained and equipped. BLM is responsible for seeing that volunteers are properly registered, trained for their tasks, and protected under current safety and emergency guidelines. All projects must be approved in advance after consultation with a BLM authorized representative.