Volunteer in the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness

Choose from several trips between June and August on the summer schedule and register to volunteer. 

In collaboration with Forest Service wilderness managers, and the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness Foundation the Wilderness Institute is recruiting citizen volunteers to help trained field staff inventory trail conditions and monitor weed sites, campsites and social trails. Resulting data and reports will help managers assess and uphold wilderness character while maintaining public access to wilderness and facilitating quality wilderness recreational opportunities for visitors. 

Consistent with our work over the past decade, this project is driven by immediate on-the-ground agency needs, depends on community participation throughout, and builds the local and regional capacity for collaborative community-agency wilderness stewardship.

Snapshot of Trips:

  • 3-6 day trips into the backcountry
  • Backcountry experience is helpful but not necessary
  • Dinners are provided
  • Highly qualified field leaders
  • Transportation is available from Missoula as well as selected towns in study vicinity