What is The Corps Network?

Our Impact FY19

Southwest Conservation Corps

Actively Recruiting:

Position title :
Youth Conservation Corps Crew Leaders

Deadline to apply :
Applications accepted on rolling basis

Town, City, Park, etc :
Durango and Salida

State / Territory :

Project/Program Focus :
Trails,Youth Programs (<18)

Organization/Program Description :

Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a program of the non-profit service organization, Conservation Legacy, that is built on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated from 1933 – 1942. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects on public lands. While serving with SCC, members receive training on job skills, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship. Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a progression of skill development based on a member’s needs. Members receive a weekly living allowance, training, and an AmeriCorps Education Award (for qualifying individuals).   

Position Description :

Title: Youth Crew Leaders
Locations: Durango, CO or Salida, CO
Position TypesNon-AmeriCorps Crew Leader  


AmeriCorps Crew Leader in Development (CLDP) 

Dates: March 29th – August 13th, 2021 

WagesCrew Leader: $685/Week  

CLDP: $500/Week + AmeriCorps Education Award at completion of service term 

Benefits: Chainsaw Certification, QPR Suicide Prevention Training, Technical Trails Training, Trauma Informed Approach Training, Mandatory Reporter Training; CLDPs receive Wilderness First Responder Certification 

Other Benefits: Uniforms, Personal Protective Equipment, Food in field 

Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, communities and environment through hands-on work on our public lands. SCC Crews work with local land management agencies, municipalities, and non-profits to complete impactful conservation work. Project may include but are not limited to: trail construction and maintenance, habitat restoration, agricultural projects or community projects 

A Crew Leader mentors a Crew Leader in Development (CLDP) as they work together to co-lead a 6person high school crew during the summer seasonHigh school crews work Monday – Friday and may be camping crews or day crews. Local students ages 14-18 are hired to complete a variety of projects1 day a week is aeducation day. Crew Leaders and CLDP’s work long days and may work from remote communities, away from the main office. Together, they are responsible for the safety and well-being of their crew, project implementation, creating educational opportunities, and program paperwork each week. All leaders will spend the April and May in an intensive crew leader training. (See each complete position description for more details on Spring Season, and each jobs’ responsibilities.) 

**Please note that COVID-19 has made many changes to our program. You can find our COVID-19 Response Plan on our Website. The full position description also includes more information on our response and protocols.  

Contact Information :

Teresa DiTore | Youth Programs Manager                            
SCC Four Corners – Durango, CO Office
970-749-2616 | teresa@conservationlegacy.org 


Aubrey Tamietti | Youth Programs Manager

SCC Los Valles – Salida, CO Office

719-298-1475 | [email protected]