Project Description: Volunteers will be working on basic trail and cabin maintenance in Yakutat Ranger District. There is a backlog of work that needs to be completed and with decreased budgets, the district is looking for volunteer assistance to complete these vital tasks. Projects include brushing out Vonderheide trail in the Russell Fiord Wilderness, painting the Situk Lake cabin, and brushing the nearby trails.
Hosting Organization: US Forest Service
Day Hiking or Backpacking: Day Hiking Up to 8 Miles Per Day
Work Level: Difficult
Minimum Age: 12
Area and Attractions: The Yakutat Ranger District, part of the Tongass National Forest, is located on the scenic Gulf Coast of Alaska and is surrounded by Wrangell-St. Elias National Park to the west and Glacier Bay National Park to the east. This district is one of the most remote, wild, and pristine districts in the National Forest System, an ecological jewel, and an awesome treasure. The alluring lifestyle of the
Accommodations Description: Volunteers will be staying in a dormitory, sharing rooms with one other volunteer vacation crew member. Two or more communal bathrooms are available. A full kitchen, beds with sheets, pillows, blankets and a towel will be provided. Volunteers should bring there own personal gear.
Climate Information: Yakutat is located in a rainforest with average rain fall of 8 inches for the month of July. Average high temperature is 60 and low is 49 degrees Fahrenheit. It rains frequently so bring layers, rubber boots, and good raingear.
Travel Information: Airport pickup provided from Yakutat Airport.
Maximum # of Volunteers: 6