Fall Conservation Crew Member - Los Valles
Posted: April 16, 2020
Location: Salida, Colorado
Time Commitment: Mid-July / Mid-August – October 30th, 2020
Each crew consists of 6 members and 2 leaders. Crews work and camp for 8 days at a time in either frontcountry (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations, in all types of weather conditions. You will work as a member of the crew; perform heavy manual labor, and complete conservation projects using a variety of manual and power tools. You will a participate in environmental education activities. Risk management is of utmost importance, and all procedures must be followed at all times.
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.
Schedules generally are 8-days on and 6 off. There is a possibility you could work 5-days on and 2-days off, or a variation of schedules requiring all AmeriCorps crew members to show flexibility. SCC does not provide housing on your off days.
Note: As of now the start date may be in either July or August depending on the situation as it relates to COVID-19 and an official start date will be known by the end of May.
Required Skills & Experience
Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements
Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization.
Participant and Expedition Behavior
Risk Management and Judgement
Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills
$300/week. AmeriCorps Education Award: Trail Crew: $1,638.89. Not health benefit eligible.
TO APPLY: Visit https://sccorps.org/open-positions