Fall 2019 California Roving Corps Team

Expected Dates
September 9, 2019 to December 15, 2019
BLM California (CA)
Position ID
The California Roving NLCS Corps will travel to different California BLM field offices completing work projects at each site. Possible locations include the King Range, the Modoc Plateau, and Carrizo Plain NM.
  • Restoration of OHV routes
  • Data surveys of wilderness study areas
  • Trail maintenance or construction projects
  • Erosion control, water damage repair
  • Facilities maintenance
  • Fence construction or repair
  • Invasive species monitoring and/or removal 

The team should be prepared for hard physical labor in difficult terrain with a wide range of weather conditions.

Field-life is rugged, and while in the field, members should expect to live without electricity, running water, and cell phone reception; additionally, while serving in the field, this program is alcohol free.  Members will typically have 3-5 days off between projects.  The crew’s housing will vary depending on the options available at their project sites.  Members should be prepared to camp for much of this program.  Occasionally, projects may require the crew to backpack into Wilderness Areas. 

Member Responsibilities:

  • Ensure project, basecamp, community, and general safety standards are upheld; full engagement is expected in all work projects and community activities
  • Interfacing with general public in a manner that reflects positively upon the crew, organization, and agency
  • Menu planning and food shopping for hitch
  • Creating environmentally-themed lessons to present for crew enrichment learning
  • Recording work totals and creating reports for submission to agency partners; this will include GPS field data collection

Member Benefits:

Compensation: $160.00/week living allowance

Travel award of $650 total to cover costs to and from your home to the project site
AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,538 which can be paid to a school for tuition or against a student loan.

TAG: SCA1957


  • Northern and Central California
  • Wilderness First Aid
    Trail Building and Maintenance
Main Area of Focus
Education, Training & Skills Expected

None listed.