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13 Apr 2022

Temporary Backcountry Crewmember with Wilderness First Aid – May 9th 2022

American Conservation Experience – Posted by bkelley Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

Job Description

Start Date: May 9th 2022
End Date: August 13th 2022

American Conservation Experience, a non-profit conservation corps with a regional base in Flagstaff, AZ, is looking for members to come join our team of young adults working on meaningful conservation projects in the Southwest. This opportunity is intended for those looking to learn valuable skills for their career while immersed in a community of like-minded young professionals from around the country.

Work will be primarily in a backcountry setting on National Forest land in New Mexico. One crew will be working on the Gila National Forest, and the other crew will be working on the Santa Fe National Forest. These two crews will be working several miles away from definitive care or cell phone service. The majority of the work will be trail maintenance – corridor management, tread and drainage work, and some log-out with crosscut saws.

This is a backcountry crew. The hike into the worksite each week will be strenuous. When heading into the backcountry members of the crew will be carrying in all their own equipment, projects, tools and equipment as well as food – packs will be heavy. Expect to hike up to 10 miles each day, with elevation gains of 2000-3000 feet.

Members will receive Wilderness First Aid Training and Crosscut Sawyer Training during the first 2 weeks of their term.

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

Trail construction and maintenance
Habitat restoration
Forest thinning
Invasive species removal


Members will receive a Living Allowance Stipend of $200/week, paid bi-weekly. Corps members obtain an AmeriCorps Segal Education Award for the amount of $1,678.57 (for 14 weeks) upon successful completion of service.

ACE provides members with food during all project days; corps members are responsible for providing their own food on off-days.

ACE provides members with free housing during their term of service. When working in or near Flagstaff, members spend off days in our hostel-style housing in Flagstaff, AZ. When working remotely, members will be provided housing in those remote locations. Housing may come in the form of ACE owned or rented properties, Air BnBs, or campgrounds. Members will provide their own blankets/pillow/sleeping bag/towels. Members will spend the majority of this project in a remote work location in New Mexico, and spend most off days in an AirBnB or Hostel.

How to Apply

To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and motivational statement along with 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website, found here. Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact: Beryl Kelley:

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Temporary. Job Tags: conservation, conservation corps, Construction, Entry Level, environment, non-profit, Outdoors, trade, and Volunteer. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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