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Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Position title : Conservation Corps Crew Member

Deadline to apply : 03/10/2019

Type of Position : Corpsmember / Intern

Town, City, Park, etc : Estes Park

State / Territory : Colorado

Attachments/Supplemental Materials : RMC-CC-Member-Position-Announcement.pdf

Organization/Program Description :

Our Conservation Corps provides a unique experience for students, especially those interested in natural resource conservation, biology, natural history, and environmental science. For eleven weeks, RMC-CC crews work side by side with park and forest service teams in Rocky Mountain National Park and National Forests constructing and maintaining trails, restoring historic buildings and learning from expert park and forest managers.

Position Description :

CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Join an ambitious team of outgoing, energetic, conservation-minded youth striving to protect our public lands and natural resources while experiencing a summer full of challenges, rewards, and accomplishments.

WHAT TO EXPECT

With the RMC-CC, you will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to get hands-on training in resource protection with the Rocky Mountain Conservancy, the National Park Service and the National Forest Service staff while studying environmental science. In addition, you will:

  • Build your resume, job skills, and professional resources
  • Develop Leadership and Communication Skills
  • Build Lifelong Friendships
  • Learn About the Natural Environment
  • Network with Professionals in the National Park Service and USDA Forest Service
  • Protect and Preserve Colorado’s Public Lands
  • Spend the Summer Outdoors Living in the Rocky Mountains

Crew Locations

Crews will be housed at various residences, bunkhouses, and or campgrounds in Northern Colorado including:

  • Nederland Granby                                                                                         Estes Park
  • Grand Lake Red Feather Lakes (Fort Collins)           Rawah Wilderness
Job Duties :

SUMMER SCHEDULE

From May 28 through August 10, 2019, RMC-CC crews will work and live in Rocky Mountain National Park and

the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests. The eleven weeks will be filled with education and diverse work experiences in four general areas:

  • TRAILS — Work with professional trail crews to maintain, restore, and build trails.
  • RESOURCE MANAGEMENT — Work with invasive plant and re-vegetation crews in the field.
  • EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING — Learn from professional scientists in wildlife research and learn from experts about environmental stewardship, leadership, natural history, careers, the roles of non-profits in supporting public lands, and more. Earn up to two hours of transferable credit through Colorado State University.
  • BUILDING AND GROUNDS MAINTENANCE — Help National Park and Forest Service crews maintain and restore campgrounds, picnic areas, visitor facilities, and historic structures.

The program begins with 1 week of training followed by 4 weeks of conservation work, 1 week of educational programming, 4 weeks of conservation work, and 1 week of wrap-up and career development activities.

A typical work week varies from four to five days, depending on the crew. Since the program is intended to be an inclusive learning experience, crew members are encouraged to spend their days-off exploring Colorado’s public lands.

Crews are made of five members and one leader to maximize team-building and personal growth.

Requirements :

No previous experience necessary. Must be between 18-25 years old during the season (May 28 – August 10, 2019).

Benefits :

As part of the program, interns will earn up to $600 stipend every two weeks and AmeriCorps Education Award. Additionally, Rocky Mountain Conservancy provides housing, work clothing, boots, and gear for the duration of the season.

Contact Information :

Geoff Elliot

Director of Conservation

Rocky Mountain Conservancy

(970)586-3262

geoff.elliot@rmconservancy.org

Additional Information :

To apply, please visit: http://rmconservancy.org/learn-us/rocky-mountain-conservation-corps/conservation-corps-application/