Get Involved


There are a number of ways to be involved with conservation and activities on the National Elk Refuge, including volunteering, contributing financial support, and providing input on management decisions.

  • Irrigation Program


    Join the team at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Elk Refuge in Jackson, WY as a member of the irrigation team. Although this position is located on the National Elk Refuge, it is not a Federal Government position. These positions include assisting with the operation and maintenance of a state of the art K-Line irrigation system, which irrigates approximately 4,000 acres of grasslands on the National Elk Refuge that serve as crucial winter range habitat for elk and bison. No experience is necessary. Training will be provided. Health insurance, relocation expenses and other benefits are not provided. This is a seasonal position only. Interested candidates must be 18 years or older and possess a valid drivers license. View full job posting for more information. 

  • Volunteer


    The National Elk Refuge has one of the largest volunteer programs in the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Mountain-Prairie region. There are year-round opportunities to volunteer at the National Elk Refuge. 

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  • Support through Grand Teton Association

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    The Grand Teton Association is a nonprofit cooperating association that operates a sales outlet in the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center. Proceeds from the bookstore sales are used to support educational, interpretive, and research projects on the National Elk Refuge.

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