2019 USFS Roving Trail Team

Expected Dates
September 1, 2019 to November 27, 2019
USFS Southern Region (R8)
Position ID
Student Conservation Association and the U.S. Forest Service will work together to a regional roving trail crew on the National Forests of the Southern Appalachians Priority Area and adjacent forests. The Public Land Corps crew will be composed of 3 crew members and one crew leader. The crew will serve on Southern Appalachian Forests for 13 weeks. The crew members and leaders will receive training before starting work, which includes wilderness first aid, work skills, and trail bridge repair skill-building.
Once on the forest, crews will focus their work on priority trail bridge and trail projects as outlined by the host forest and regional office. Forest Service staff will provide meaningful projects and site orientation, on-site logistical support, the crew will stay in developed campgrounds with shower and electricity. SCA will provide all necessary support services, crew leadership, transportation, personal safety equipment, and other standard materials/supplies necessary to perform the work.  The Forest Service will provide equipment, tools, supplies, and materials upon request, subject to availability. 

Forests will include: Cherokee National Forest, North Carolina National Forests, and Chattahoochee National Forest.

  • Weekly living allowance: $250
  • One time travel allowance: $650
  • SCA and USFS training on trails, bridge construction and inspection
  • WFA & CPR
  • Housing and field based meals provided
  • Bridge Inspection Training , Bridge building and trail maintenance training.
Main Area of Focus
Backcountry/Trail work
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
competent without supervision
Hand Tools
competent without supervision
Trail Maintenance
competent without supervision