Conservation Begins Here.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire young adults for the Preservation Fire Corps.

Program Dates: February 20, 2023 – May 12, 2023

Location: This team will be working with US Fish and Wildlife Service partners at Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge

Primary Responsibilities:

The leader will work and live with a crew of four members (18+) that will conduct prescribed burns, prepare fire lines, and complete other conservation tasks under the supervision of a project partner. These crew members will come from diverse backgrounds and may not have fire experience. The leader must have a current red card and 1-2 years of wildfire or prescribed burning experience. In addition to having strong conservation work skills, we are looking for a leader that is emotionally mature and can motivate and inspire their crew members. Various positions are available along the Gulf coast (see list above) and leaders will be placed based on applicants qualifications and experience. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis, but those submitted by September 2022 will be given priority. Interviews will start in late-Sept or early-October 2022.


$800/week salary, depending on experience

Housing and field-based meals

Travel stipend (up to $1150)

Tagged as: Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


Red card certification must be current through May 2023;

1 2 years of prescribed burning or wildland fire experience;

Experience managing crews of young adults in an outdoor setting and working with environmental agencies to plan and complete a project;

Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resource preservation;

Chainsaw experience (Game of Logging or S212 certification preferred);

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or Wilderness First Responder (WF

About Student Conservation Association

Today, SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. Members participate in a variety of capacities and contexts. Beyond national parks, members work on marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces in our nation’s urban centers. Members do land management, habitat restoration, trail building, disaster rehabilitation or prevention work, environmental education, public outreach, and more.

Application Instructions

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