New Hampshire Corps

Celebrating 28 Years of the NH Corps:

Program Timeline:
The program starts March 27, 2023
The program ends October 19, 2023
Member hiring happens on a rolling basis throughout the year.

The SCA New Hampshire Conservation Corps is a partnership between the Student Conservation Association, The New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and AmeriCorps. Since 1994, SCA NH Corps has provided nearly one million hours of service to the lands and people of New Hampshire. Each year, volunteers contribute tens of thousands of service hours, providing environmental education programming to the state’s residents and visitors, and completing conservation service projects that improve and protect the state’s recreational, environmental, and cultural resources.

The mission of SCA New Hampshire Corps is to serve the communities and lands of New Hampshire while building the members’ leadership and technical skills in the conservation field. In the tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps, SCA NH Corps members perform direct hands-on service while developing their ethic of service and citizenship. These highly motivated young adults, usually 20-28 years of age, enhance and protect natural areas through environmental education programs, interpretive ranger programs, and conservation stewardship projects that include trail and recreational management projects as well other land and historic preservation projects.

Each year the New Hampshire AmeriCorps program welcomes members to Bear Brook State Park to serve and learn, in its residential program, in one of two positions:

Field Crew Members

Field Crew Members receive several weeks of skills trainings before heading out into the field to partner with N.H. State Parks, White Mountain National Forest, local conservation commissions, land trusts, and state-wide nonprofits to provide conservation stewardship throughout the state; from the great north woods to the White Mountains and the seacoast. The high priority conservation projects that the SCA NH AmeriCorps crews serve on include trail construction and maintenance (rock work, native timber, dimensional lumber bridges, and other traditional trail building and maintenance techniques), carpentry projects constructing visitor use structures such as camp shelters, and some habitat restoration, invasive species removal, and historic preservation.

Interpretive Ranger

Interpretive Rangers create and curate environmental education lessons for our classroom, after-school, and other nonprofit and community organizations in the Merrimack Valley Region of N.H. and beyond.  This region includes the state capital Concord, and Manchester, which is the largest and most diverse city in New Hampshire.  These programs will help connect students and the public, in an interactive way, to the natural world.  Beyond the classroom, The interpretive Rangers conduct environmental, cultural, and recreational programs for park visitors at their assigned parks June-October. These parks include Monadnock, Bear Brook, Patuckaway, White Lake, Franconia Notch, Crawford Notch, Umbagog, Greenfield, and more! 

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Scroll left to see the Field Crew position photos and right to see the Interpretive Ranger position pictures.

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