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Southwest ACE Conservation Crew Member - Summer & Fall

Position Description: AmeriCorps members serve in professionally supervised teams as they explore future outdoor careers, learn practical field skills, and develop confidence as emerging leaders in the field of conservation. Members are afforded opportunities to learn and train under the guidance of professional mentors within ACE, while gaining invaluable career perspectives working alongside staff from the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and many other stewards of our nation's public lands.

Upcoming Start & End Dates:
June 20th - September 10th (12 weeks / 450 hour)
June 20th - December 3rd (24 weeks / 900 hour)
July 18th - October 8th (12 weeks / 450 hour)
July 18th - January 21st (24 weeks / 900 hour)
August 15th - November 5th (12 weeks / 450 hour)
August 15th - March 18th (24 weeks / 900 hour)

Field work and other duties might include but are not limited to:

  • Trail construction and maintenance
  • Habitat restoration
  • Dry and wet stone masonry
  • Reforestation
  • Forest thinning
  • Plant identification
  • Fencing
  • Invasive species removal
  • Native plant seed collection

Members get experience working with or in conjunction with the following tools and equipment, depending on their level of training:
  • Trail Maintenance: Pick mattocks, Pulaskis, shovels, single/double jacks, McLeods, single bit axes, rock bars, chisels, crosscut saws, and grip hoists
  • Restoration Equipment: Herbicide backpack sprayers, spray bottles, GPS units, and measuring tools
  • Power Tools and Gas Powered Equipment: Chainsaws, brush-cutters, drills, saws, and compressors

Please apply directly through our website!