VOLUNTEER WORK

The Friends of Juniper Flats (FOJF) work hard for this area to remain open to the public so that it can serve as the much-needed connection to nature we all crave.  But keeping it open and in a natural state means taking care of the land and trails.  A thriving native habitat provides better forage and shelter for wildlife so, in addition to more native plants and wildflowers, visitors get to see more wildlife.​​

In coordination with the BLM (Bureau of Land Management), we provide members and volunteers with hands-on experience for stewardship and an opportunity to enjoy good exercise and great scenery while doing good work.  On our outings, you might find yourself helping with monitoring & data collection, installing vertical mulch in damaged areas, repairing fences, signs & kiosks, trail work, helping identify animal tracks, birds or plants, and general clean-up.

​FOJF periodically holds events and sets up information tables at other local events.  Volunteers can assist in these activities such as helping with setup / breakdown, attending a table, preparations, spreading the word about our organization, etc.  It's a good way to share our mission of desert conservation and to meet new people.​​  
Mulching
Trail Repair
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  On an individual basis, as a volunteer Land Steward you might:
  • Adopt a specific small area or trail and monitor it regularly for damages such as trash, graffiti, and trespass off the designated open route
  • Monitor an information box and keep it stocked with area information brochures
  • Help maintain fences, signs, kiosks, and gates
  • Perform basic trail maintenance, and wildlife habitat improvement where appropriate
  • Identify maintenance needs and visitor usage patterns
  • Document and report your findings and hours to the Friends of Juniper Flats and/or the BLM Barstow Office

Contact Us and Come out to discover more!
  
Fence Repair