Wilderness Trail Crew (PO-00734487)

The Wilderness Trail Crew on the Payette National Forest will be performing trail maintenance and backpacking along 360 miles of trail on the Payette National Forest portion of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area. Duties will include: assisting Wilderness Ranger to brush out trails, re-establishing trail tread, clearing logs crossing the trails, cleaning out water bars, installing trail signs, and providing campsite cleanup and rehab.

Required skills include: first aid/CPR training including certification; backpacking skills; map reading; ability and willingness to live and work out of remote/primitive work stations with no electricity or internet service for 12 weeks with no planned trips to town; flexible schedule, self-motivated and a hard worker. Ability to work alone and with a crew. Strong physical fitness required.
Compensation amounts:
– $650 – one time RT travel allowance
– $250- weekly living allowance
– AmeriCorps eligible ($1,718 education award)

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

*For SCA's COVID-19 guidance, please refer to www.thesca.org/covid  

Position ID: PO-00734487

Expected Dates: June 6, 2023 - August 24, 2023

500 N Mission St
McCall, ID 83638

Training Provided: Proper use of hand tools; Leave No Trace camping techniques; radio use; personal safety; campsite selection; environmental hazards; opportunity to be exposed to Forest Service Recreation and Wilderness Management, Land Ethic, mission and policy

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Opportunities to gain knowledge and experience about your environment and surroundings, yourself and what you are capable of in a remote setting. Opportunity for additional hikes, fishing, and seeing more country on days off.

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Backcountry/Trail work

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Not needed

Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member

Shared cabin or tent with cooking facilities. No electricity, internet or phone service available.

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: No

Student Conservation Association