Lake County Forestry Crew Member/Leader
AmeriCorps Lake County Forestry Crew Members and Leader (ages 18-25) will participate in on-the-job training to learn natural resources management skills and put those skills into practice working on projects throughout Lake County, working exclusively alongside Lake Soil and Water Conservation District Staff. Leader and Member positions involve physically challenging, team-oriented outdoor service. The Crew Leader serves directly with Crew Members, monitoring project performance and safety and providing on-site education, training and development. The Crew will complete fuels reduction, timber stand improvement, invasive species management and other watershed practices throughout Lake County: cutting trees/brush (with brush and chainsaw), piling brush, burning piles, chemically treating weeds/brush and other assigned tasks.
This is a full-time commitment for a half-year AmeriCorps service term. The Crew Member or Leader will receive a monthly stipend and an education award upon successful completion of the term that may be used for education expenses or to repay qualified student loans.
Term dates and schedule:
Stipend and award:
Locations: Housing is not provided by the Corps. Member must secure their own housing near service location.
Qualifications: Crew Member
Qualifications: Crew Leader (in addition to above Crew Member qualifications):
Training: As an AmeriCorps service learning program and to prepare Crew Members for habitat restoration projects, the Corps provides orientation and skills training at the start of the program year, and additional region or project specific training throughout the service term which may include:
This program is available to all, without regard to disability, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation. The Conservation Corps engages AmeriCorps members, ages 18-25, as defined under the American Conservation and Youth Service Corps Act, a subtitle of the National and Community Service Act of 1990. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.
Deadline: March 3
Questions? Contact Kellie Lager, Recruitment Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-209-9900 x31