This crew member 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 forests and other forest ecosystems and 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.

Tagged as: Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


Chainsaw certification equivalent to A-bucker or higher

· Wilderness First Aid certification or higher

· Be between the ages of 18 and 30 (exception for Veterans up to age 35)

· Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status. 

· Have a high school diploma or GED

Required Skills:

Pass background checks: all offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and Federal and/or State criminal background check

· Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (individuals are eligible if they have not already completed 2 full years of AmeriCorps service, or 4 AmeriCorps service terms, whichever comes first – please contact us if you are unsure of your eligibility)

· Ability to work 8-10 hours

Preferred Skills:

Previous corps or crew experience

· Experience in camping

· Adaptability

· Professionalism

· Community-Building ethic

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/5189