Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire students for the programs.

Training Dates: ­ 6/12 – 6/23 (paid mandatory training)

Program Dates: ­ 06/10/23 – 08/04/03

Location (City and State): Yosemite National Park, CA

Primary Responsibilities:

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is seeking one Crew Leader for the Yosemite National Park Wilderness Crew. The Yosemite Crew is a roving ecological restoration crew of 3 High School students that hike throughout the Yosemite Wilderness restoring inappropriately located campsites, social trails, and trail ruts, as well as removing non-native invasive plants.

The goal of the project is to facilitate the return of natural processes in areas affected by human caused impacts such as encroaching non-native plants, inappropriately located campsites or braided trails.

Work tasks may include hand pulling of invasive non-native plants, placement of obstructions in trail ruts, fire–ring and charcoal dispersal, obstruction of the site through the placement of logs and rocks, decompaction of the soil in campsites or trail ruts and the placement of locally generated organic material.

Leader Benefits and Compensation:

$900 weekly stipend
Travel costs to attend training, for supply preparation, and to the site covered by SCA
Will be travelling through the backcountry, sleeping in tents in rough terrain.
Training includes conservation work skills, risk management, outdoor living skills, Crew Leadership and more.

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.

For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org

Tagged as: Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


Experience working with youth or young adults, teaching, or environmental education a plus
Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred – i.e., trail maintenance, trail construction, habitat restoration, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening
Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements, and must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
Experience with Backcountry Travel
Wilderness First Aid Certification....

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

Submit Application Here: https://www.indeed.com/job/yosemite-backcountry-crew-leader-37661908185c7fa8