SCA Adirondack Corps-Winter 2019-2020

Expected Dates
October 21, 2019 to March 28, 2020
Site
SCA New York Corps
Position ID
PO-00728670

Live and Serve with a team of like-minded conservationists performing critical outdoor and indoor conservation and infrastructure projects.  As a member of the Adirondacks Winter team you will serve the land by carrying out such responsibilities as: trail construction and maintenance, carpentry and infrastructure projects, campground rehabilitation and historic preservation and restoration. Due to the nature of winter in the Adirondacks, some projects are weather dependent. Portions of the season will focus on indoor carpentry or other projects. However, members will also spend significant time completing outdoor work. 
In addition to these important duties, SCA will also help you to develop skills for a future in conservation by providing additional training opportunities throughout the season. 
Members live and serve in backcountry settings up to 5 days at a time for a portion of the season, and work from our base camp location for the remainder of the season. Members will have shared housing with other SCA members when not in the field on projects.  Perform outdoor conservation projects, 90%; receive training, 10%.

 
  • Encompassing one-third of the total land area of New York State, the 6.1 million acres of Adirondack Park offer picturesque landscapes, limitless recreational opportunities and a rich history. While serving in this program, you’ll not only have an opportunity to have a measurable impact on all of these tremendous attributes, but you’ll also be able to experience them first-hand.
    Winter Corps members live and serve out of the William C. Whitney Wilderness area, a 20,000 acre wilderness tract about 20 minutes from the town of Long Lake, NY. Crew members will have shared housing including kitchen space, shared bathrooms, etc. Long Lake and Tupper Lake are the two closest towns to the program site, and offer grocery stores, library, wifi, and laundromat.
    Winter in northern New York can be challenging with temperatures ranging below zero, significant snowfall, and short daylight hours. Crew members live in a rural setting outside of a small town. Winter also affords excellent opportunities for winter sports and exploration including skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, and hiking.
  • Professional Development training related to this program may include: Snowmobile Safety Training, Chainsaw Safety and Use (Game of Logging), Trail Construction and Maintenance, Basic Rigging, Conflict Resolution, Communication, and Leadership.
  • Leave No Trace, SCA canoe training, backcountry camping, GOL chainsaw training or rigging and rock work, advanced trail construction training, and much more.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Backcountry/Trail work
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Backpacking
competent with supervision
Camping
competent with supervision
Hand Tools
competent with supervision
Trail Maintenance
some experience