Gila National Forest looking for volunteer host for day use areas


The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District is looking for a volunteer host for the Gomez Peak and Little Walnut day use areas.

The day use areas are about six miles outside of Silver City on a paved road called Little Walnut Road.

Some of the duties include: opening and closing the Little Walnut gate; verifying group reservations for the three group picnic sites; litter collection; cleaning and maintaining the site facilities; communication with the public regarding rules; area information; and trip orientation.

The host position is available Sept. 15. A four-month to one-year commitment is desired.

As a volunteer host, the amenities that will be provided will include: a pull-through campsite; water; electricity; phone; sewer; and propone. There is a mailbox at the site for postal service.

Information: contact Brian Martinez at 575-313-5312 or email