Southwest Conservation Corps

Contact Name: Ryan Brink

Company/Organization/Agency: Southwest Conservation Corps

Address: 701 Camino Del Rio Suit 101, Durango, co 81302 United States

Email Address:

Contact Phone: (970) 903-9551

Job Title: Regional Conservation Crew Member

Job Description: Position: Fall Adult Regional Camping Crew Corps Member

Dates: Trail Crew: August 28th, 2017 – November 3rd , 2017

Saw Crew: August 28th, 2017 – November 17th, 2017

Description: Full Time, Temporary, Residential Program for the fall.

Location: Durango, CO

Living Stipend: $275/week

Benefits: Wilderness First Aid Certificate through Desert Mountain Medicine, Saw crews receive a Southwest Conservation Corps Chainsaw training. Food and personal protective equipment provided for work time.

AmeriCorps Award: AmeriCorps members are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program: $1,221 minimum.

Ages: 18-25

Requirements: Must be a US Citizen


Each crew consists of 6 members and 2 leaders. Crews work and camp for 9 days at a time in front country and back country locations in all types of weather conditions. Schedules may vary but generally are 9 days on and 5 days off. Half hitches (5 days on, 2 days off) are also possible. Crews camp the entirety of the 9 days on throughout the entire season. Housing is not provided by SCC for the 5 days off. SCC crews work in a variety of national forests, national parks, and on other public lands throughout the Southwest. Crews prepare all their own meals and work together as a group to complete all the necessary camp chores. Saw crews will be receiving a five day SCC Chainsaw Training.

All crews will go through a 5 day volunteer orientation (August 28th - September 1st). This will include a Wilderness First Aid training. Food is provided. Crews will either start their first hitch or attend saw training the following Monday.

AmeriCorps Program Overview – Better the land – Better yourself! Southwest Conservation Corps engages motivated young adults, ages 18 -25, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout Colorado and New Mexico. Projects may 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. Our programs focus on place based learning, life skills development, conservation service work, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility, and career development. SCC also provides an opportunity for Corps members to learn about the local environment, environmental issues, and get introductions to recreation and resource management careers.

Job Start Date: 8/28/2017

Application Deadline: 11/17/2017

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