More than 42,000 people volunteer their time and ideas each year to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Whether they work on the land, in a visitor center or with youth, they contribute to the conservation mission that reaches back more than a century. Become a volunteer to contribute your strength on behalf of America’s natural resources.
Volunteers on CMR are involved with everything from being a campground host to wildlife surveys. Contact the refuge at 406 538-8706 for more information about how you can get involved as a volunteer.
Seasonal Fire Positions
Seasonal firefighting positions are located at each of the three field stations, along with a seasonal fire dispatcher position located in Lewistown. The CMR fire organization is also responsible for fire management activities on all Refuges within Montana. Crew members may be called upon to assist with fire operation anywhere in the state. Learn more about theseasonal fire program at CMR.
The Willow Creek Unit of Lake Mason National Wildlife Refuge is managed for the benefit of mountain plovers. A Montana state species of concern, these birds are attracted to sparse vegetation. The short-grass prairie of this refuge is maintained by prescribed burning and grazing.