Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute) in collaboration with Lassen National Forest
(LNF) is hiring four candidates to serve as Crew Members for a unique opportunity to contribute to forest
restoration and improvement of backcountry recreation infrastructure within designated national forest and
wilderness areas of the LNF. Qualified individuals with an interest in wilderness management, trail work, and
the active management of ecosystem services are encouraged to apply. The Wilderness Trail Crew, consisting
of a Crew Leader, four Crew Members, and a Crew Member Apprentice, will spend the season performing a
variety of trail maintenance projects in wilderness and non-wilderness areas of the LNF Almanor Ranger
District. Work will include benching of trails, maintenance of water bars, brush clearing, and clearing of downed
logs and hazard trees. Work will primarily be completed using hand tools and non-mechanized equipment such
as crosscut saws. The Crew may also assist as necessary other activities to advance landscape restoration in
the region.

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


● Minimum of 6-months combined field experience in forest or other natural resource management, this
may include but is not limited to corps work, wildland fire, research and survey work within the
environmental field, land conservation, etc.
● Knowledge and technical skills needed to conduct trail maintenance activities.
● Ability to hike 4-8 miles a day with a weighted field pack, ample water, and tools.
● Ability to perform physically taxing work in all weather conditions in rugged mountainou

About Sierra Institute for Community and Environment

Sierra Institute is a non-profit nestled in the unique rural landscapes of Northern California. Our mission is to promote healthy and sustainable forests and watersheds by investing in the well-being of rural communities and strengthening their participation in natural resource decision-making and programs. P-CREW is a six week youth corps program that provides paid summer employment to high school students from rural and urban areas across Northern California to work on meaningful conservation and restoration projects in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This intense experience is uniquely capable of providing a vibrant and diverse community that fosters positive growth and friendship while developing a connection with the land.

Application Instructions

Please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references as one PDF to [email protected] with “Wilderness Trail Crew - Crew Member” in the subject line. Please include where you heard about the job in the text of the email (please be as specific as possible). Position is open until filled, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please call 530.284.1022 or email [email protected] if you have questions.