One of the keys to our success is our talented and dedicated staff. The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance offers a wide range of opportunities, dedicated to wilderness protection and ongoing stewardship. 

Current Opportunities

2018 Seasonal Wilderness Rangers

New Mexico Wild is seeking ten Wilderness Rangers to work on 2-person field-based crews in wilderness areas on the Cibola National Forest (based in Albuquerque), Santa Fe National Forest (based in Coyote or Pecos), Lincoln National Forest (based in Ruidoso), and Carson National Forest (based in Questa or Taos). Primary duties will focus on monitoring invasive species, trails, water quality, solitude, primitive and unconfined recreation, and recreation sites in accordance with Forest Service Wilderness Stewardship Performance protocols. Volunteer coordination will be required, as well. Specific work emphasis will vary by work location. Employees will receive relevant training and will be integrated into assigned Forest Service duty stations.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of wilderness management, practical knowledge of natural resources and land management and monitoring, analytical skills, experience organizing volunteers, and experience with backcountry travel.

Full-Time Seasonal position (approximately May-September). Arduous physical requirements. Evening and weekend hours as needed. Access to personal vehicle needed for some locations.

Email resume, cover letter and references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 15, 2018. Please state preferred work location(s) and preferred position (Crew Lead or Assistant) clearly in your resume and/or cover letter. See full job description for Crew Lead and Assistant duties. 

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