AloTerra Restoration Services, Inc (AloTerra) is seeking a qualified crew lead & invasive species/plant ID specialist for a wide range of ecological restoration maintenance and construction projects (i.e., post-fire restoration, river and riparian restoration, wetland mitigation, etc.). To support our goal of reducing carbon footprint by minimizing travel, candidates should be open to occasional overnight projects lasting 2-4 days a week, depending on the project location and timeline. AloTerra works with a wide diversity of federal, state, and local clients throughout Colorado, providing employees with conservation work in a variety of habitats in the Rocky Mountains and the great plains. Our projects, under the leadership of professional restoration ecologists and project managers, are a venue for employees to learn a wide range of weed management (e.g., mechanical weed treatments, herbicide treatments, etc.), revegetation, fencing, equipment operation, bioengineering, and other ecological restoration and site maintenance skills. This requires sound project leadership skills, and daily physical labor in a fast-paced environment. The Ecological Restoration Crew Lead & Invasive Species/Plant ID Specialist provides and oversees restoration site maintenance as a priority, and will be engaged in other ecological restoration treatments throughout the year including seeding, installing container plants, harvesting and installing willow cuttings, moving and placing rock, building erosion control structures, installing bioengineering structures, invasive species mitigation, and more. As such, the successful candidate will have sound experience and sincere

Duration: Seasonal. 30-40 hours per week. Will consider 20 hours/week if days worked are consistent each week.

Employment Period: ~April 01 – November, 2024, with the possibility for extension into future years.

Compensation: $20 – $24/hour, depending on experience and certificates. Review after 3 months. We promote from within to Crew Leader and Foreman positions depending on performance of the crew member.

Benefits: Travel time to project sites is paid. Bi-annual boot stipend. Sick, holiday, vacation and Simple IRA retirement plan based on length of employment. Annual bonuses paid based on company and employee performance.

Application Deadline: Early applicants receive priority for interviews. Position open until filled.

Conditions: AloTerra is a drug-free workplace. Candidates must undergo background check and be eligible to work legally in the United States.

AloTerra Culture:
Employees are attracted to AloTerra not simply for the great diversity of restoration work we design, build, and maintain, but for our culture and values. This is summarized by our staffs’ dedication to quality, continual professional growth and learning, hard work, camaraderie, and many intangible values.

Tagged as: Conservation, Crew, Full Time, Research/Science and Technical, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


-One-plus years of experience in weed management, ecological restoration, botany, landscaping, natural resources work, or related field work
-One-plus years of experience leading field crew members (e.g., crew leader, foremen, etc.) in construction, weed management, or related outdoor work
-Certified Applicator License or can prove their ability to attain a license shortly after employment

Required Skills:

-Dedication to quality of work in everything you do
-Ability to work in difficult, fast-paced outdoor settings, performing moderate to hard physical labor for 8-10 hours/day to meet production targets and quality goals
-Desire and ability to travel for work (throughout Colorado, and at times Wyoming), including spending 2-4 days per week away from home
-Ability to work in inclement weather (e.g., rain, snow, sleet, wind, excessive heat & cold) while keeping a positive attitude

Preferred Skills:

-Experience working with and maintaining big equipment such as a mini excavator, track skid, or UTV
-Experience driving one-ton pickups, dual rear-wheeled trucks, and hauling trailers
-Current Class A CDL or higher
-Chainsaw certifications S-212 and other and ability to conduct saw maintenance
-First Aid/CPR Certified
-Wilderness First Aid Certified
-MSHA Certified

About AloTerra Restoration Services

In its 10th year, AloTerra has built a strong reputation for ecological restoration design and design-build services across the Front Range of Colorado. AloTerra pursues projects and clients based on the potential to improve ecological function of highly disturbed systems. With this fundamental precept in mind, and stemming from our mission to restore ecosystems so they can sustain their biologically diverse and uniquely supportive role in our environment, AloTerra is fortunate to be involved with a variety of fascinating projects. Our team includes restoration technicians, ecologists, hydraulic and geomorphic engineers, landscape architects, and a variety of other specialists. Our restoration crews are an integral part of our growing and dynamic organization, and as such are expected to perform professionally and show a dedication to quality work on every AloTerra project.

Application Instructions

To Apply Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references (all as a single pdf or word doc) via email to: [email protected]. No phone calls please. Resumes must clearly demonstrate candidate's relevant skills and experience as they relate to the requirements described below.