AloTerra Restoration Services, Inc (AloTerra) is seeking crew members to provide a wide range of ecological restoration projects (i.e., post-fire restoration, river and riparian restoration, wetland mitigation, etc.) for Federal, State, and local clients throughout Colorado. 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. Working on AloTerra’s professional restoration crews is a great way to apply your natural resources skills to the restoration of ecosystems throughout the Rocky Mountains, while developing advanced restoration skills needed for a career in this amazing field. This job requires daily physical labor in a fast-paced environment, 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. Ecological restoration is multi-disciplinary, attracting successful candidates from a variety of backgrounds. This position is expected to be at least 90% field based. When field work is not available, the employee will perform a variety of office and other support duties.

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

Employment Period: March – November, 2024, with the possibility for extension into future years.
Compensation: $18-22/hour, depending on experience. 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 checks and be eligible to work legally in the United States.

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: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Crew, Development, Full Time, Research/Science and Technical, Support Staff, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


● Desire and ability to travel for work (primarily in the Front Range), including sometimes spending 2-4 days per week away from home
● Positive attitude, and proven ability to communicate well (written and orally) with a diversity of people
● Strong conservation value
● Dedication to a safe and productive working environment
● Desire to work for a small and growing firm based in Fort Collins, Colorado

Required Skills:

● Very strong work ethic, energetic, flexible, coachable, professional, and self-directed
● Dedication to the 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
● Ability to work in inclement weather (e.g., rain, snow, sleet, wind, excessive heat & cold) while keeping a positive attitude
● Ability to work very well as part of a team

Preferred Skills:

● 1 plus years of experience in ecological restoration, botany, landscaping, natural resources work, or related field work
● 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

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 a candidate's relevant skills and experience as they relate to the requirements described below.