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Southwest Conservation Corps

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Adult Conservation Crews

COVID-19 Update: Dear Applicants and Potential Participants,

Our crews and individual placements have always been the foundation and driving force of this organization. The safety of our participants has always been our utmost priority. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 situation, we have activated an Incident Response Team and are working around the clock to monitor and manage the effects of the outbreak. Conservation Legacy and its programs are strictly following guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and local public health agencies. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your program or recruitment staff.

As conditions change, Conservation Legacy policies will evolve—we will post our most recent updates on our website and via social media. Please stay connected for the most up to date information.

We urge everyone to follow CDC and WHO protocols to limit the spread of the virus. We hope that you and your families are well.

In Service, Conservation Legacy and Program Staff.

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The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization. The SCC selects young adults, generally ages 18-30, to complete conservation work projects on public lands throughout the Southwest. SCC programs encourage environmental stewardship, foster community partnerships, and emphasize experiential learning. The majority of SCC’s programs are residential programs, with crews camping in either front-country or back-country settings for 4-10 day periods; schedules may vary by program and region. SCC serves a diverse population that is representative of the Southwest; including youth, graduates, veterans, and a cross-section of ethnicities and income levels.

AmeriCorps Conservation Camping Crews: based in Durango, CO and Salida, CO

AmeriCorps conservation crew programs engage motivated young adults, ages 18 -30, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout Colorado and northern New Mexico.

AmeriCorps Crew Leader Development Program: based in Durango, CO and Salida, CO

The Crew Leader Development Program engages members with some previous experience to complete a variety of conservation projects while also receiving training and certifications to help prepare them for leadership roles with SCC or other conservation corps.

AmeriCorps Veterans Fire Corps: based in Durango, CO and Salida, CO

Veterans Fire Corps program provides training and on-the-job experience for post 9-11 era veterans interested in entering into careers and gaining experience in natural resource management and wildland fire.

AmeriCorps Dolores River Restoration Crews: based in Durango, CO

Dolores River Restoration Crew-noxious tree removal and riparian restoration activities on public and private lands along the Dolores River corridor in Southwest Colorado.

Field Supervisor Leadership • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

Position TitleLocationDates of EmploymentApplication
Adult Program Field SupervisorSalida, CO • Los Valles RegionMarch 11 - November 1, 2024Apply here!
Ecological Monitoring Field SupervisorDurango, CO • Four Corners RegionMarch 18 (Flexible Start Date) - October 18, 2024Apply here!

Adult & Youth Programs Leadership • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

Position TitleLocationDates of EmploymentApplication
Adult Program Crew LeaderSalida, CO • Los Valles RegionApril 1 - Late October or Early November, 2024Apply here!
Adult Program Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)Salida, CO • Los Valles RegionApril 1 - Late October or Early November, 2024Apply here!
Youth Program Crew Leader
Salida, CO • Los Valles RegionVarying Start Dates (April 2, April 16, May 13) - August 14, 2024 (with potential to extend)Apply here!
Youth Program Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)Salida, CO • Los Valles RegionVarying Start Dates (April 2, April 16, May 13) - August 14, 2024 (with potential to extend)Apply here!
Adult Program Crew Leader Durango, CO • Four Corners RegionMarch 25 - November 15, 2024Apply here!
Adult Program Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)Durango, CO • Four Corners RegionMarch 25 - November 15, 2024Apply here!
Youth Program Crew LeaderDurango, CO • Four Corners RegionMarch 25 - August 9, 2024 (with potential to extend)Apply here!
Youth Program Crew Leader Development ProgramDurango, CO • Four Corners RegionMarch 25 - August 9, 2024 (with potential to extend)Apply here!

Adult Conservation Crews • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

Position TileLocationDates of EmploymentApplication
Summer Conservation Crew MemberDurango, CO or Salida, COMay 27 - August 9, 2024Apply here!
Long-term Conservation Crew MemberDurango, CO • Four Corners RegionMay 27 - November 15, 2024Apply here!
Long-term Conservation Crew Member Salida, CO • Los Valles RegionMay 27 - October 25, 2024Apply here!
Long-term Chainsaw Crew MemberSalida, CO • Los Valles RegionMay 27 - October 25, 2024Apply here!

Small Teams • Ecological Monitoring, Strike Team, & Watershed Programs

Position TileLocationDates of EmploymentApplication
River and Stream Monitoring Crew MemberLas Cruces, NMApril 1 - September 13, 2024Apply here!
Long-term Ecological Monitoring Crew MemberLas Cruces, NMApril 15 - December 20, 2024Apply here!
Ecological Monitoring Crew Leader in ColoradoMultiple positions available in Cañon City, Dolores, Durango, Grand Junction, Gunnison, Monte Vista, & MontroseApril 1 - November 1, 2024Apply here!
Ecological Monitoring Crew Leader in New MexicoMultiple positions available in Albuquerque, Farmington, Las Cruces, Roswell, & Santa FeApril 1, 2024 - March 28, 2025Apply here!
Ecological Monitoring Crew Member in ColoradoMultiple positions available in Cañon City, Dolores, Durango, Grand Junction, Gunnison, Monte Vista, & MontroseApril 15 - October 4, 2024Apply here!
Ecological Monitoring Crew Member in New MexicoMultiple positions available in Albuquerque, Farmington, Las Cruces, Roswell, & Santa FeApril 15 - October 4, 2024Apply here!

Veterans Fire Corps • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

There are currently no open positions; please check back at a later date.

Four Corners • Durango Recruiter contacts

Greta Binzen, Program Coordinator

gbinzen@conservationlegacy.org

Los Valles • Salida Recruiter contacts

Brittany LeTendre, Program Manager

bletendre@conservationlegacy.org

Emma Karlok, Program Coordinator

ekarlok@conservationlegacy.org