Dates: May 30th – 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, Wilderness First Aid Certificate, food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment.

As an AmeriCorps program participant with the Long-Term Conservation Crew, you will find yourself traversing remote mountain landscapes, exploring the wilderness, and learning how to function as a cohesive group implementing restoration projects. The expedition style atmosphere allows crews to gain a high level of understanding of crew dynamics, project logistics, and technical knowledge in conservation skills.

Each crew consists of 6 members and 2 leaders. Crews serve and camp for typically 8 days at a time (exact schedule may vary) in either front-country (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations. You will serve effectively as a member of the crew; perform strenuous physical activity related to environmental conservation and restoration projects; serve outdoors in all types of weather; actively participate in environmental education activities; practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned; use, maintain and repair hand and power tools as necessary. Projects include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief 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

Now’s your chance to grow your skillset, work with an amazing group of people, see some of the best places southwest Colorado has to offer, and make a difference on our public lands! Apply today at https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3127. You can also reach out to Lane Tomassini ([email protected]) or Kristen Henke ([email protected]) with questions or for help with your application!

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