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Volunteers in the Forest Service: A Coordinator's Desk Guide

About the Authors

Lisa Outka-Perkins received her master's degree in sociology with an emphasis in criminology from the University of Montana in 2001. She works for MTDC as a sociologist and project leader. Her recent DVD projects include: "Personal Safety in Remote Work Locations," "Wilderness Rangers: Keeping it Wild," "Building Mountain Bike Trails: Sustainable Singletrack," "Collecting Fees in the Field: Mitigating Dangers," and "Firefighter Cohesion and Entrapment Avoidance."

Bob Beckley received a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Montana in 1982. He began his Forest Service career as a timber technician on the Nez Perce National Forest. Beckley was a smokejumper when he came to the Missoula Technology and Development Center in 1990. He assists in the explosives program and works as a project leader and public affairs specialist.

Additional single copies of the CD with the guide for volunteers and this guide for volunteer coordinators may be ordered from:

USDA Forest Service
Missoula Technology and Development Center
5785 Hwy. 10 West
Missoula, MT 59808–9361
Phone: 406–329–3978
Fax: 406–329–3719

For additional information about training volunteers, contact Lisa Outka-Perkins at MTDC:

Phone: 406–329–3849
Fax: 406–329–3719

Electronic copies of MTDC's documents are available on the Internet at:

Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management employees can search a more complete collection of MTDC's documents, CDs, DVDs, and videos on their internal computer networks at: