Tamarac has a strong team of more than 100 volunteers who donate their time and talents to a variety of programs. Volunteers lead environmental education programs, conduct wildlife surveys and assist with research projects, host at the visitor center, conduct water quality monitoring, lead wildlife excursions, maintain the grounds and much more! The required time commitment varies with each position or project. Some positions may only require a few hours per week, others much more. For those who would like to make their summer home among the bald eagles, trumpeter swans and wolves, we have a Resident Volunteer Program.
Currently two campsites are available for the field season that occurs from May-October. In exchange for the campsite, resident volunteers must commit to two months and work 24 hours/week. If you enjoy nature and making a difference on your public lands, why not become a member of the Tamarac team. For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Janice Bengtson at Janice_bengtson@fws.gov or call 218-847-2641.
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Researchers are working this summer to recapture the male golden-winged warblers that were banded and fitted with tiny geo-locators last year. The data collected will reveal their post-breeding and migration travels. This information will assist with work to reverse the decline in the golden-winged warbler population. Partnerships with the University of Minnesota- Crookston and American Bird Conservancy are helping us learn more and provide more healthy habitat needed for this warbler to thrive.