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Looking for host at Snyder Guard Station

December 12, 2012
The Bonners Ferry Ranger District is seeking volunteers for the Snyder Guard Station Host Position starting in the spring 2013. This is an ideal position for friendly, high energy folks looking for an inexpensive, quiet setting in return for host responsibilities on a National Forest treasure.

Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2013.

An application packet may be obtained at the Bonners Ferry Ranger District, 6286 Main Street, Bonners Ferry Idaho, (208) 267-5561 or via email request with attention to:, or

The application packet includes a detailed list of job responsibilities. Selection will be made by March 1, 2012, and the host will be placed in late April. There is some flexibility with the start date.

The forest will provide a newer, single bedroom house on site for the host. This position is intended for individuals or couples, but due to the small size of the home it is not adequate for couples with children.

Applicants must be willing to commit to a full season, which is approximately one year. Depending on job performance, there may be an opportunity to renew the contract for an additional year.

The forest will not consider applicants who have full time employment elsewhere because it is important to have a host available on site. A couple may apply if one person has other employment and one person intends to assume the hosting responsibilities.

There is a small storage shed for private possessions. The house includes appliances and is partially furnished. During the winter months there is a monthly use fee of $225 charged to the volunteer to help defray utilities and maintenance costs at the host house.

For more information please contact the Bonners Ferry Ranger District at (208) 267-5561 or visit the Idaho Panhandle National Forests website.
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