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Volunteer Opportunity

Shrub Browse Monitor

Application or Registration Deadline: 10/16/2022
Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Parks & Open Space
Category: Open Space, Environment, and Gardening
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: Two, half-day monitoring shifts between Oct. 2022 and Jan. 2023. Must be 18 or older.

Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain

Program Summary:

Get trained by a wildlife biologist to track the effects of climate, fire, and deer and elk forage on shrub health at Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain.

The information gathered helps determine how to best manage the land for ecological health and wildlife habitat.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Work in the field monitoring shrub for evidence of activity by elk and deer at Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain. Volunteers will measure the year’s annual growth on the growing stems of the plants, as well as measure the overall plant height and condition.

Volunteers will work in pairs.

Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Volunteers must be 18 or older.
  • Commit to volunteering for two, half-day monitoring shifts between Oct. and Jan.
  • Willing to work as a team; monitors work in groups of two.
  • Attend a half-day field training on Oct. 30.
  • Volunteers must be in good physical shape and willing to work outdoors in an off trail setting.
  • Experience with scientific protocol is helpful.
Training Dates and Information:

There will be a half-day field training session on Oct. 30.


For additional information please contact Dave Hoerath at dhoerath@bouldercounty.org or 303-678-6204.

Application Process:

Application deadline is Oct. 16, 2022.
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Applications are accepted through Discover Boulder County, Parks & Open Space’s volunteer management system. If you’re new to the system, you’ll need to create an account. But it’s easy and we only use your contact information to communicate about events you register for. We will never sell or give your information to a third party.

If you are an existing Parks & Open Space volunteer, please contact Dave Hoerath and let him know you would like to apply for the volunteer opportunity.