Deferred Maintenance Crew

Expected Dates
June 14, 2021 to August 29, 2021
Sawtooth National Recreation Area
Position ID
Come spend the summer in the beautiful Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA)!
The SNRA is often described as the Heart of Idaho for its central location and the emotions generated by its stunning beauty. The SNRA is 756,000 acres, with elevation ranging from 5,800 to over 11,000 feet above sea level. This high mountain region sits at the convergence of four mountain ranges and provides spectacular scenery, as well as top notch recreational opportunities. The position will be stationed in Stanley Idaho, with access to all the best that the SNRA has to offer.
About the position
We need you! Come help us achieve our developed/dispersed recreation goals for the summer of 2021. This position will aid in all aspects of developed/dispersed recreation, with an emphasis on project work. The project work is a due to a backlog of deferred maintenance…what does that mean? It means you will work along side Forest Service staff to make the SNRA a more beautiful, safe, and enjoyable place to recreate by fixing recreation sites that haven fallen into disrepair. Essentially, fixing and beautifying all the places and facilities that are needed to support recreation on the SNRA (picnic sites, whitewater boat access sites, campsites, trailheads, hot springs facilities, etc). While doing work, you will also assist in visitor contacts and education to help better inform SNRA visitors about how to be good stewards of the land. 

Compensation amounts:
- $650 - one time RT travel allowance
- $150 - weekly living allowance
- Housing on site provided
- AmeriCorps eligible ($1,311 education award)

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes
  • Stanley, Idaho
  • Trainings will be primarily hands on and gained through working with forest staff. Should other trainings be offered, we will make those opportunities available (chainsaw, crosscut, etc).
  • Assist in:
    Bear Food Storage Education
    River Stewards Education (including rafting on the Salmon River)
    Learn valuable land management and construction skills
    Access to limitless wilderness and recreation opportunities on and off the clock
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Recreation Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
some experience
Hand Tools
competent with supervision
Community Engagement
competent with supervision
Public Speaking
some experience
Trail Maintenance
some experience