Resource Management Crew at City of Rocks Preserve (PO-00735303)

City of Rocks National Reserve is a small park in Almo, ID, established in 1988. Much of the existing park infrastructure was developed either before 1988 or shortly after. Many important assets, structures, and resources have reached the end of their lifecycle and need to be replaced before system failures occur. In addition to routine tasks and updating existing infrastructure, the Reserve purchased two considerable parcels of land from private ownership and infrastructure needs to be designed and constructed. The interns would be instrumental in developing access for the public in these parcels. Natural resource surveys will be completed, trails will be designed and constructed, parking lots laid out, and roads installed. These efforts will allow thousands of individuals each year to experience these incredible places for recreation.

The individual will be tasked with completing reoccurring maintenance on trails such as: clearing vegetation, retreading trail tread, removing deadfall, repairing pedestrian bridges, replacing check steps and water bars, and repairing retaining walls.

The individual will be tasked with completing natural resource projects such as grazing allotment monitoring, wildlife camera monitoring, revegetation and conservation efforts, fuel reduction, invasive plant species removal, and assisting with natural resource research efforts with outside agencies.

 Compensation amounts: 

  • $1,100 – one time RT travel allowance
  • $400 monthly housing allowance (4 disbursements)
  • $600- weekly living allowance 
  • $300 Member Expense Reimbursement (i.e. boots, PPE)

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

Position ID: PO-00735303

Expected Dates: July 31, 2023 - November 12, 2023

3035 Elba-Almo Rd
Almo, ID 83312

Training Provided: First aid/CPR, Idaho OHV training, and chainsaw training. In addition, they will learn skills in invasive species management, restoration, fuels reduction, resource assessments, maintenance techniques, and leadership development.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: City of Rocks is home to world class rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, birding, and fishing. The close cities of Burley and Twin Falls offer many other types of recreation.

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

Groceries and most ammendities are offered in Burley which is about 1 hour away.

Housing or Stipend Provided?
C.Partner will pay the SCA to provide housing allowance for the member.

Housing consists of a 20-30-foot-long camper trailer with full hookups (sewer, water, electric, AC) and access to WIFI, laundry, shower, and kitchen area. Each intern will have their own personal trailer so there will be no shared living space.

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association