Volunteer with The Nature Conservancy

Hart Prairie Preserve Stewardship Volunteer

Flagstaff, Arizona

Children hiking through Hart Prairie Preserve.
Hart Prairie Preserve Children hiking at Hart Prairie Preserve near Flagstaff, Arizona. © Collette DeGarady/TNC
Volunteer Overview

This volunteer position will have the opportunity to participate in stewardship projects at Hart Prairie Preserve that may include:

  • Maintenance of aspen and willow exclosures and other fencing projects.
  • Invasive species control, ecological monitoring (e.g., aspen monitoring, Bebb willow monitoring).
  • Forest health improvement and fire risk reduction (cutting trees and piling slash).
  • Infrastructure repairs and facilities upkeep, seasonal opening and closing of buildings.
  • Firewood giveaway program.
  • Other projects related to the operation and stewardship of the preserve.

The preserve is located at an elevation of 8,500 feet on the western slope of the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff, Arizona.

Hart Prairie Preserve is a place of beauty and grandeur distinguished by its history of land stewardship and restoration. Hart Prairie is home to large expanses of alpine meadows, mature aspen groves, mixed coniferous forests, and a globally rare community of Bebb Willows. There are more than 250 species of native trees, flowers, and grasses, and over 120 species of birds that live at Hart Prairie. The 130-year-old homestead was the first stop on the Flagstaff to Grand Canyon stagecoach route and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

This volunteer position will assist the preserve manager with the operation, maintenance, and environmental stewardship of the preserve.

How to Apply

To apply, please email Dorothy Boone, Arizona Volunteer Programs Director, at dboone@tnc.org.

In person work
Hart Prairie Preserve
14 miles north of Flagstaff, AZ
9:00 AM-4:00 PM MT

Preserve projects are from May to October. Workdays will be announced in advance, providing signup information for each day.

Dorothy Boone, Arizona Volunteer Programs Director

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