The White Mountain Backcountry Pro crew will be performing trail maintenance on the Old Paugus Trail and the Bee Line Trail in the White Mountain National Forest. Traditionally, the Backcountry Crew works on the most challenging and technical trail building projects in northern Vermont and New Hampshire, all the while living in a “spike camp” during the week close to their project location. Crew members will receive specific, on-site training throughout the season.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Work alongside 3 other crew members while completing priority conservation projects
• Respond to and work with leadership team in a respectful and productive manner
• Promote a safe work environment for fellow crew members and the public
• Maintain a positive attitude and enthusiasm to learn more about conservation and natural
resource management
• Opportunity for continued seasonal work in northeastern Vermont

Season Dates: approximately mid-April through the end of October
The work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, 40 hours per week.


Pay Rate: $15-17 per hour depending on prior experience

Housing: This is a residential crew – members will be stationed at campsites in the White Mountains from Monday-Friday, and return home on the weekends. Food will be provided.

Training Opportunities: Wilderness First Aid, trail building and maintenance skills, proper tool use, leadership development, OSHA job safety, axe use, Game of Logging chainsaw training.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Crew, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders

Required Skills:

• Commitment to protecting and improving the quality of the environment for human and natural communities
• The ability to work responsibly and cooperatively as a member of a team
• Capable of performing strenuous physical labor such as carrying 40+ pounds, including tools
associated with duties (e.g. shovel, saw, etc.), over rough terrain
• Candidates must be at least 18 years old by May 1, 2021

Preferred Skills:

• Experience in conservation, carpentry, landscaping/gardening, or farm/woods work a plus
• First Aid and CPR training a plus

About NorthWoods Stewardship Center

The NorthWoods Conservation Corps was established in 1995 and has put local youth to work on priority conservation and community service projects throughout the Northeast. Our staff has over 40 years of conservation experience and provides high quality training and supervision so that all participants can learn new skills and safely participate in a variety of conservation and community service projects.

Application Instructions

Please fill out an online application here: https://northwoodscenter.wufoo.com/forms/p3inx470fzmomj/ no later than April 1, 2021. If you have any questions, please feel free to email [email protected] or call (802) 723-6551 x304.