The Idaho Master Naturalist Program mission is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to work actively toward stewardship of Idaho's natural environment. Volunteer activities include assisting Idaho Fish and Game biologists with raptor monitoring, fisheries management, habitat restoration, migratory bird surveys, opportunities to support educational activities at regional wildlife management areas, and many more. Members also do volunteer work for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), United States Forest Service (USFS), United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USWFS), Nature Conservancy, Teton Regional Land Trust, and other nature orientated organizations.
The Upper Snake Chapter of the Idaho Master Naturalists will be starting the 2015 certification classes March 3, 2015. Classes are held every Tuesday night from 7:00 till 10:00 at the Idaho Falls Fish & Game office and run through the first week of June. Each class is led by a different specialist in a field related to the outdoors. Classes cost $85 for individuals or $100 for couples willing to share class materials.
For more information on their many activities visit the web page at idahonaturalist.org, or see them on Facebook at Upper Snake Chapter, Idaho Master Naturalists; for information on registering for the upcoming class call 524-0383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are available at the Idaho Fall Fish & Game office and should be submitted by February 14th, 2015.