Training Dates: 4/15-4/26 (Location TBD)+ 4/29-5/20 (Indian, AK) for pre-season prep and mentorship with SCA staff
Program Dates: 5/20-8/23 with members
Location (City and State): Anchorage, AK for training and tool storage, project to take place elsewhere in AK.
Primary Responsibilities: SCA Alaska Trail Corps teams consist of 3-4 young adult members and one leader, and are placed on one or more project distributed widely throughout the state. 2024 projects will take place in Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Ketchikan, Cordova, Lake Clark National Park, Chugach State Park, and several other locations. Specific projects may include: creating/maintaining trail tread; cutting/removing brush from the trail corridor; installing permanent features such as, puncheons or boardwalks; improving access to recreation areas; and maintaining walkways for portages.
Leader Benefits and Compensation:
$800 weekly salary
$1170 travel stipend
Food, lodging, and work-related transportation are provided during the season (not including personal trips or optional stays outside of the work location)
Paid Conservation Work Skills training, leadership and risk management training, and continued mentorship throughout the season
Experience working with young adults (especially 18-25 years old); teaching or environmental education a plus
Experience with conservation work skills or related skills– i.e., trail maintenance, trail construction, habitat restoration, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening
Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 10 hours per day, exposed to the elements, and must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
Wilderness First Responder certification or ability to obtain on
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.