This position is an exciting opportunity to work with The Nature Conservancy on climate-resilience centered conservation projects across the state of North Carolina. Project will include different methods of vegetation management guiding forest resilience to become more fire adapted as the climate warms and wildfire becomes more likely. This work will benefit the forest ecosystem and protect critical breeding habitat for amphibians. Management methods will include hack and squirt, cut stump, and backpack spraying as well as removal by hand, brush cutter, and chainsaw.

The crew will occasionally be in wet and difficult to traverse terrain, and potentially in high temperatures and humidity. Participants will get to understand the habitat dynamics and management needs of ephemeral wetlands and will be introduced to several management techniques. Participants will get to work in some of the most beautiful longleaf forests remaining in North Carolina.

CCNC’s Crew Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. Leaders are expected to provide project expertise and offer mentorship, training, and support to 3 AmeriCorps crew members.

Tagged as: Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


To qualify for the Crew Leader Position, you must have a Faller B Chainsaw certification (Or ready to evaluate as one)

· Current North Carolina Pesticide Applicator License or willingness to acquire

· Willingness to mix and use herbicide

· Must hold current/relevant Wilderness First Aid Certification or basic first aid with CPR
Must be 21, have a clean driving record (insurable by Conservation Legacy) and a current driver’s license.

Preferred Skills:

Experience with CCNC or other conservation corps

· Experience with experiential and/or environmental education

· Facilitation and team-building experience with diverse groups of people

· Strong time-management skills and ability to work independently as well as with others

· Desire to work on a variety of conservation-based projects

About Conservation Corps North Carolina

The mission of Conservation Corps North Carolina (CCNC) is to empower young adults through meaningful outdoor work that benefits North Carolina’s land and water and creates healthy communities. CCNC is a program of Conservation Legacy that partners with public land managers in North Carolina to engage motivated young adults (ages 18-30) to complete challenging and impactful conservation service projects throughout the region. Projects may include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazard fuel reduction, and ecological restoration. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs.

Application Instructions

Please submit an application and a resume here: https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/5190