Volunteer to help conserve Florida's rare species and
The Brooksville Ridge region includes public and private lands
in Pasco, Citrus, Hernando, Sumter and Levy counties. The
Brooksville Ridge Volunteer Program is managed by the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Volunteers who have a passion for conservation and the
environment can help by working with scientists and land managers
to remove exotic plants, prepare lands for prescribed burns, assist
with habitat enhancement and land management and participate in
wildlife research as a citizen scientist.
Conservation volunteering is a rewarding experience where YOU
can work side-by-side with conservation professionals and other
volunteers helping with real projects while learning new skills. If
you want to help the environment, get dirty and make a difference,
then we need you!
FWC volunteer assists with a rare
amphibian study. Photo by Kevin Enge.
FWC volunteer assists with Red-cockaded Woodpecker chick banding
and monitoring. Photo by Mary Dowdell
Volunteers assist with land management
activities to conserve critical habitat
Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
Brooksville Ridge conservation volunteer and internships
- Citizen science/research projects
- Red-cockaded Woodpecker monitoring
- Southeastern American Kestrel monitoring (seasonal)
- Butterfly monitoring (March-October)
- Rare amphibian surveys (March-summer)
- Rare invertebrate surveys
- Habitat enhancement projects
- Invasive plant mapping and removal
- Oak thinning/removal
- Prescribed burn preparation
- Land management
- Fire lane maintenance
- Fence repair and other maintenance
- Other ways to help
- Public outreach (festivals/workshops)
- Training other volunteers
- Computer and office work/research
And…additional projects are soon to come!
How to Sign Up
or call the Brooksville Ridge Volunteer Coordinator for an
application and to set up an interview time.
Brooksville Ridge Volunteer Coordinator
23212 Lake Lindsey Road
Brooksville, FL 34601
During the interview, you and the volunteer coordinator will
identify your interests and skills to match you with suitable