Crew Members work and live outdoors as part of a field crew in service to public lands and the communities that surround them. This specialized crew will work for the duration of the summer based in the town of Telluride, Colorado. Members will have the option to use the camping facility on-site for their days off (excluding festival black-out dates). The crew’s base will be in a front country setting with access to bathrooms and shower facilities. The crew members will be trained in safe and proper tool use, project techniques, and outdoor living. Training topics will include chainsaw and hand tool use, project techniques, and first aid. This position differs from our summer field crews in that the members will be working with a single project partner based in Telluride, CO during their service. This position involves frequent travel, camping, irregular hours, and a varying weekly schedule.

Tagged as: Conservation, Crew, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


• Ability to live outdoors and work on a variety of conservation projects, which may include 12- hour days using chainsaws, hand tools, applying herbicide, moving through uneven terrain, etc. in a variety of environmental conditions. UCC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to serve with our programs.

Required Skills:

• Able to lift up to 30 lbs. repeatedly and use hand tools
• At least 18 years of age
• Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident alien of the United States

About Utah Conservation Corps

Utah Conservation Corps is an AmeriCorps program made up of members, staff, and partners dedicated to service to our community and environment. We engage in projects throughout the state of Utah that address goals relating to environmental conservation, leadership, education, and sustainability.

UCC AmeriCorps members have committed to a term of service for their country that may range from 3 months to a year. Our members are individuals seeking opportunities to give back, to improve the environment and explore the beauty of Utah's public lands. Many of our members are current students or recent graduates looking to gain experience in the fields of natural resource conservation, education, or social services.

Utah Conservation Corps is a program of Utah State University's Center for Community Engagement.

Application Instructions

To view the full position description and application instructors, visit https://www.usu.edu/ucc/files/2023-Tellrude-StrikeCrew-PD-Final.pdf.