PSRVF Highlights

Here are some key points regarding the new visiting forester program:

a.    Participating foresters will apply for opportunity and must have forestry education or commensurate experience. Applications will be available by January 15 and due by February 15 (inquire after that for available opportunities). Selections will be made by March 1.

b.    One or two visiting foresters (VF) will be assigned each week and spend their days primarily at the Philmont Demonstration Forest interacting with crews that are passing through. Programs will vary from quick interactions on the trail, to lunch talks, to several hour forestry badge work.

c.    Visiting foresters will sleep at the Hunting Lodge camp and have the opportunity to participate in the interpretive program on conservation in 1941 as Waite Phillips is preparing to donate the ranch to the Boy Scouts.

d.    Philmont will provide VF with a platform tent, food, and transportation to Hunting Lodge. VF will hike between Hunting Lodge and the Demonstration Forest daily (~.5 miles).

e.    Visiting Foresters may bring spouses, but not children. 

f.    Visiting Foresters will need to follow Philmont policies for medical and backcountry procedures.

g.     The VF Team (Philmont, NMSF, SAF, etc.) will provide each VF a program handbook that outlines information about Philmont, Southwest and general forestry issues and information.