Prescribed Fire Burning Crew - Coastal Georgia

Expected Dates
January 2, 2020 to April 22, 2020
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Position ID
You will be part of a multi-person burn crew. Your top priorities are activities associated with prescribed burning, including firebreak construction, fuel reduction, burn operations, and monitoring. Another priority is longleaf pine forest restoration, including tree planting and invasive species removal.  You and your crew will be involved with habitat enhancement for game species, exotic and invasive species management, other native species planting, basic land management activities, and assisting in sensitive and endangered species recovery.  This position will focus on coastal lands, with opportunities to assist on projects state-wide.

EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: There is a great opportunity for learning about the ecosystems of the Southeast, game species habitat management, rare species ecology and prescribed fire application. You will work with a number of different biologists and technicians from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and other agencies, as well as volunteers. Leadership opportunities will be available on the fireline. Southeastern Georgia offers opportunities to recreate at numerous state parks, Wildlife Management Areas, National Wildlife Refuges (biking, hiking, canoeing) as well as chances to experience the local culture.

Red Card certification is preferred but not required to apply.  Candidates not currently certified will be required to completed approximately 47 hours of National Wildfire Coordination Group online training PRIOR to beginning their internship.  Interns will be required to go through additional training (including course work, exam, and Arduous Pack Test) immediately upon the start of the internship.

This position is AmeriCorps and acceptance of AmeriCorps membership is required for this internship. 

Tag: SCA1957
  • State conservation lands in coastal region
  • NWCG wildland fire FFT2 (RedCard) certification
  • Diverse across the state.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
competent without supervision
Hand Tools
competent without supervision
Orienteering compass skills
competent without supervision