Alaska Corps Teams

Members of SCA's Alaska Corps Team braving inclement weather.

Program Dates:

May – August/September

Number of members:

25

Application
Review Begins:

February

 

Teams of SCA Alaska Corps members get an opportunity to do native plant work, fuels reduction, restoration and general resource management and maintenance work.

Alaska Corps Teams will test your ability to adapt and endure, whether it is by long project hours, days of rain, or the impetuous state bird of Alaska, the mosquito. Small teams are led by an experienced leader. Projects are often completed in coordination with agency partners, though teams are often asked to be self-sufficient as well. Members are expected to bring a strong work ethic, flexibility, a sense of adventure, and a desire to contribute to a small team. In exchange, teams have the opportunity to venture into wild places where the forces of nature are evident.

For those looking to stretch their comfort zone, an Alaska Corps Team position offers a unique opportunity for connection to the natural world and personal growth. Previous project locations include: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Chugach National Forest, Kenai Fjords National Park, Denali National Park and Preserve, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve and Chugach State Park.

SCA Alaska Corps Team members enjoying a sunny work day

Members receive weekly living allowances. Housing and field-based meals are provided: most teams utilize tents as their housing for the entire season.

Trainings Offered:

  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Leave No Trace (LNT) Outdoor Ethics
  • Trails Work Skills
  • Backcountry Cooking
  • Data Collection (if applicable)


Eligibility Requirements:

Members must be between the ages of 18 - 25 years of age and pass a background check. Other requirements vary by position.