Overview

Location: Hurricane, Utah

Projects take place throughout the west. Crews frequently work in Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park and National Forests including Fishlake and Manti La Sal.

Schedule: Project schedules vary greatly, but typically corpsmembers work 8 days on/ 6 days off. For remote projects, corpsmembers spend off-days nearer to their project location. Remote projects often last multiple project schedule cycles.

Members will receive a Living Allowance Stipend of $200/week, paid bi-weekly.

Corpsmembers obtain an Education Award for the amount of $1,678.57 (for 12 weeks) or $3,172.50 (for 24 weeks) upon successful completion of service.

ACE provides corpsmembers with food during all project days; corps members are responsible for providing their own food on off-days.

ACE provides corpsmembers with free housing during their term of service. When working in or near Utah, corpsmembers spend off days in our hostel-style housing in Hurricane. When working remotely, corpsmembers will be provided housing in those remote locations. The member will provide their own blankets/pillow/sleeping bag/towels.

Gear: ACE provides each member their own tent. The member will provide their own sleeping bag, sleeping pad, rain gear, and hiking boots. Upon acceptance to the program, corpsmembers will receive a more extensive packing list. Weather can be highly variable, so plan on bringing layers of warm clothing and adequate rain gear.

Position Description:

Corpsmembers serve in professionally supervised teams as they explore future outdoor careers, learn practical field skills, and develop confidence as emerging leaders in the field of conservation. Members are afforded opportunities to learn and train under the guidance of professional mentors within ACE, while gaining invaluable career perspectives working alongside staff from the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and many other stewards of our nation’s public lands.

Field work and other duties might include but are not limited to:

Habitat restoration
Trail construction and maintenance
Dry and wet stone masonry
Reforestation
Forest thinning
Plant identification
Fencing
Invasive species removal
Swamping
Corpsmembers get experience working with or in conjunction with the following tools and equipment, depending on their level of training:

Trail Maintenance: Pick mattocks, Pulaskis, shovels, single/double jacks, McLeods, single bit axes, rock bars, chisels, crosscut saws, and griphoists

Restoration Equipment: Herbicide backpack sprayers, spray bottles, GPS units, and measuring tools

Power Tools and Gas Powered Equipment: Chainsaws

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

About American Conservation Experience

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a conservation corps focused on teaching valuable job skills in conservation field work to members while actively working to conserve and rehabilitate our public lands. ACE offers positions through both our Crew and Epic programs, as well as provides many staff opportunities for those looking to build a career in conservation. ACE is based in Flagstaff, Arizona, but has regional crew bases in Sacramento, CA, Ridgecrest, CA, Hurricane, UT, Flagstaff, AZ, Corpus Christi, TX, and Asheville, NC. ACE's Epic program offers positions for members nationwide.

Application Instructions

Submit a Resume, Cover Letter, References, and answer a few brief questions to the job listing at the link provided.