Dates: May 30 – Mid- November 2022 

Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program  

Location: Durango, CO 

Stipend: $400/week 

Ages: 18 – 30 

Other Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,247.50 upon successful completion of the season, Wilderness First Aid Certificate, Food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment, US Forest Service Recognized Crosscut training (certificate awarded upon completion of our program), and other development opportunities. 

As an AmeriCorps program participant with the Southwest Conservation Corps Crosscut Saw Crew, you will be trained and certified in all aspects of crosscut saw work. Crosscut saw crews are focused primarily in designated wilderness areas where mechanized chainsaw use is prohibited. Over the past few years there has been a concerted effort to clear large swaths of downed trees and avalanche debris from remote trails. These crews tend to cover a lot of ground and explore many incredible areas! 

Crews work and camp in primarily backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations. You will work effectively as a member of the crew; perform strenuous physical work related to environmental conservation and restoration projects; actively participate in environmental education activities; practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned; use, maintain and repair hand as necessary. Projects will include crosscut saw work, trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, re-vegetation, and local environmental service projects. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects, including disaster relief deployment if the opportunity arises. 

Tagged as: Conservation, Crew, Development, Full Time

About Southwest Conservation Corps

Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a program of the non-profit service organization, Conservation Legacy, that is built on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated from 1933 – 1942. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects on public lands. While serving with SCC, members receive training on job skills, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship. Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a progression of skill development based on a member’s needs.

Application Instructions

This amazing crew is just waiting on YOU! Read the full description and apply today at https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3121. You can also reach out to Lane Tomassini ([email protected]) or Kristen Hencke ([email protected]) with questions or for help with your application!

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