San Juan Mountains Association

Actively Recruiting:

Position title :
San Juan Wilderness Stewardship Crew

Type of Position :
Staff (Seasonal)

Town, City, Park, etc :
Durango, CO - San Juan and Rio Grande National Forest wilderness

State / Territory :

Attachments/Supplemental Materials :
Wilderness Crew Position Description

Organization/Program Description :

The San Juan Mountains Association (SJMA) is hiring a crew of wilderness crew members to work in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service to educate wilderness visitors on “leave no trace” practices, conduct trail work, and monitor wilderness characteristics throughout the San Juan and Rio Grande National Forests.

Field Office: Durango, CO

Project locations: San Juan and Rio Grande National Forest wilderness

Season: Mid-May through End of August, extension into September likely

Position Description :

SJMA is recruiting for a crew of highly skilled backcountry crew members who can operate in remote wilderness locations (often at high elevation) to make public contacts, conduct routine trail maintenance, clear trails of downed trees, help implement volunteer stewardship projects, and conduct wilderness monitoring. This is a unique opportunity for applicants with prior wilderness ranger, trail crew or youth corps experience to help protect some of Colorado’s most iconic wilderness locations while taking the next step towards a career in public lands management. The San Juan Stewardship Crew will conduct a variety of backcountry wilderness projects under the supervision of a Forest Service crew leader. The crew will be split into teams of 2-4 as necessary to help provide a backcountry presence and conduct a variety of wilderness stewardship activities. Primary duties will focus on public outreach, trail work, and wilderness characteristic monitoring. Rangers will receive a broad spectrum of relevant training and will end the season with a wide range of wilderness stewardship experience. This is a life-changing experience for the right applicant who will make an immediate impact on the land and build lifelong memories in some of Colorado’s most spectacular wilderness landscapes.

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Contact Information :

To apply, email a resume, cover letter and references to [email protected]