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Get Involved: Natural Areas - BARK Ranger

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BARK Ranger


BARK Rangers are Volunteer Ranger Assistants (VRAs) and their canines that patrol on approved Natural Areas Department properties. These volunteers and their dogs serve as a visible presence in the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department and serve as ambassadors promoting stewardship ethics and good dog behavior while on city trails. BARK Rangers participate in education and community outreach events.

Responsibilities & Activities:

BARK Principles

There is no shame in following BARK principles, just healthier pups, happier owners, and better protected natural areas. Ditch #DogShame 

Learn More by watching the Trail Savvy Dogs Video Series on the BARK Natural Areas page. 


Depends based on need.

Field Work - Hiking, Community Volunteer - Special Events, Sports and Recreation - Sustainability, Field Work - Wildlife, Field Work - Environment

Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact AJ Chlebnik
(970) 224-6118