Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge
Mountain-Prairie Region
Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

With over 700 offices, refuges and fish hatcheries within the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service system, the opportunities to preserve wildlife and its habitat for future generations are nearly limitless.  To see current vacancy announcements for permanent and seasonal employment with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, visit the USA Jobs website.

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(FWS Photo)


Volunteers play a vital role in helping the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service fulfill it's mission of conserving, protecting and enhancing America's fish and wildlife and their habitats.  Volunteers at Bowdoin NWR may participate in a wide variety of experiences such as native prairie restoration, wildlife surveys, maintenance work or help out with office duties.  On-site housing may be available for volunteers.  For additional information to volunteer at Bowdoin NWR please contact our office at (406)654-2863 or email

For information on other volunteer opportunities within the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service click here.

Youth Conservation Corps

The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), established by Public Law 93-408, is a summer employment program for young men and women, ages 15 through 18, who work, learn, and earn together on projects to further the development and conservation of the natural resources of the United States.  The three objectives of the program are:

1) To accomplish needed conservation work on public lands.

2) To provide gainful employment for 15-18 year old males and females of all social, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds.

3) To develop in participating youth an uderstanding and appreciation of the Nation's natural environment and heritage.

Please contact the Bowdoin NWR field office for current employment opportunities for youths.

Student Opportunities

For information on student employment opportunities within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service click here.



Last updated: March 7, 2011