Wilderness/Trails crew in Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest (PO-00735467)

Serve as a member of the Wilderness/Trails crew assisting with various duties:

  • Clear and maintain National Forest System trails with handtools, handsaws and crosscut/chainsaws (pending training and certification available on the District).
  • Accompany Wilderness Ranger with backcountry/wilderness patrols conducting trail work, educating public on rules/regulations, complete monitoring tasks, naturalize campsites.
  • Assist developed recreation crews with campground, trailhead and developed site maintenance as assigned.
  • Take part in recreation, trails and wilderness projects with volunteer and partner groups.
  • Assist with pack stock care fence/facility maintenance.

The work is performed outdoors requiring walking on steep and uneven terrain, exposure to adverse weather, performing physical labor, bending, and carrying a pack and tools.  Must be PHYSICALLY FIT to be successful in this internship.

Member Compensation:
– $1,100- one time RT travel allowance
– $400 – weekly living allowance + $20 commuting allowance (combined)
– Member ExpenseFunding $200 (Receipts required for reimbursement)
– Housing on site provided
– Field Work Uniform Package
– Personal Program Advisor
– AmeriCorps Award (valued at $1,718+) at fulfillment of position requirements and 450 hours

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

Position ID: PO-00735467

Expected Dates: June 19, 2023 - October 1, 2023

Training Provided: Chainsaw training

Main Area of Focus: Backcountry/Trail work

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

Distance to amenities

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

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

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