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.
Mitigation and Minimizing Risk
We have implemented a variety of policies and protocols to reduce the risk to our participants and staff:
- Field crew programming has been postponed through May 1st, 2020. Individual Placement programming is running on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration the placement’s ability to social distance and work remotely.
- Hygiene: All current participants and staff are following hygiene and safety protocols provided by the CDC, WHO and other public health agencies. Offices and sites are being sanitized and cleaned as often as appropriate.
- Remote Work Possibilities: Staff and eligible individual placements will be working remotely if possible. Social distancing is required of everyone, to the highest degree they are able to do so.
- Evaluating Travel and Large Events: All non-essential travel and group events have been cancelled or postponed.
- Self-Disclosure: Individuals joining the program or currently participating in the program will be requested to self-disclose any contact with individuals who are currently ill or may have been exposed to the illness. Participation or engagement in programming and/or activities may be delayed for individuals who have had recent contact. The well-being and privacy of such members is our number one priority.
At this time, our programming start dates after May 1st remain unaffected. While this may change, we encourage all interested applicants to apply for any open positions, and we thank you for your flexibility. We have always been a resilient organization and are dedicated to continuing to serve our communities and the environment into the future.
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Program Staff!
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.
Conservation Legacy and Program Staff
Ancestral Lands Program
THE ANCESTRAL LANDS MODEL is rooted in the culture and heritage of local tribal communities. The power and impact of Ancestral Lands programming is due to the community investment and support for each program tribally and locally, combined with the network of operational support from Conservation Legacy. To date there are 17 different Ancestral Lands programs operating both nationally and on the local level.
See crew positions available below, and full-time staff opportunities here!
Arizona Gives Day is coming up on April 7th, 2020! Visit the AZ Gives page for more info on how you can support our Hopi Office in Kykotsmovi Village, AZ!
Conservation Legacy established the Ancestral Lands program model in 2008 based at Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico, and has since worked with multiple Native American communities to expand and replicate this model.
Ancestral Lands engages Native youth and young adults in meaningful conservation projects on Native Lands. With programs in Acoma Pueblo, Navajo Nation, Zuni Pueblo, Hopi Pueblo, and Albuquerque. Ancestral Lands crews have being working on projects from historical preservation, traditional agriculture, chainsaw crews, hiking clubs, stream restoration, fencing, trail construction, and more. The Ancestral Lands program also aims to incorporate traditional culture and language as part of crew lifestyle and project work.
Crew Member Positions
Please see the table below for our Crew Member positions. Click the 'Apply Here' link to learn more and to apply.
|Diné (Navajo) • Conservation Crew Member||Gallup, NM||Jun 8 - Sep 2020 or Jan 2021||Apply Here!|
|Acoma • Crew Member||Acoma Pueblo, NM||Jun 8 - Nov 2020||Apply Here!|
|Acoma • Farm and Conservation • Crew Member||Acoma Pueblo, NM||May 18 - Nov 2020||Apply Here!|
|Albuquerque • High School Equivalency • Crew Member||Albuquerque, NM||Mar 30 - Aug 2020||Apply Here!|
|Hopi • Alumni Crew (Restoration Certificate Program) • Crew Member||Kykotsmovi, AZ||Mar 30 - Nov 27, 2020||Apply Here!|
|Zuni • Spring Alumni • Crew Member||Zuni, NM||Mar 23 - late Sep 2020||Apply Here!|
|Diné (Navajo) • Spring Crew Member||Gallup, NM||Mar 23 - Sep or Nov 2020||Apply Here!|
Please see the table below for all Ancestral Lands Leadership Positions. Click the 'Apply Here' link to learn more and to apply.
|Diné (Navajo) • Crew Leader Development Program • Crew Leader||Gallup, NM||Apr 13 - Dec 2020 or Jan 2021||Apply Here!|
|Diné (Navajo) • Crew Leader Development Program • Leadership Member||Gallup, NM||Apr 13 - Dec 2020 or Jan 2021||Apply Here!|
|Hopi • Crew Leader Development Program • Crew Leader||Kykotsmovi, AZ||Apr 13 - Nov 27, 2020||Apply Here!|
|Hopi • Crew Leader Development Program • Leadership Member||Kykotsmovi, AZ||Apr 13 - Nov 27, 2020||Apply Here!|
|Albuquerque • Crew Leader Development Program • Crew Leader||Albuquerque, NM||Apr 13 - Nov 2020||Apply Here!|
|Albuquerque • Crew Leader Development Program • Leadership Member||Albuquerque, NM||Apr 13 - Nov 2020||Apply Here!|
|Albuquerque • High School Equivalency • Crew Leader||Albuquerque, NM||Mar 23 - Nov 2020||Apply Here!|
|Albuquerque • High School Equivalency • Leadership Member||Albuquerque, NM||Mar 23 - Nov 2020||Apply Here!|
|Zuni • Crew Leader Development Program • Crew Leader||Zuni, NM||Mar 13 - late Sep||Apply Here!|
|Zuni • Crew Leader Development Program • Leadership Member||Zuni, NM||Mar 13 - late Sep 2020||Apply Here!|
|Zuni • Spring Alumni • Crew Leader||Zuni, NM||Mar 13 - late Sep 2020||Apply Here!|
|Zuni • Spring Alumni • Leadership Member||Zuni, NM||Mar 13 - late Sep 2020||Apply Here!|
|Diné (Navajo) • Spring Alumni • Crew Leader||Gallup, NM||Mar 16 - Sep or Nov 2020||Apply Here!|
|Acoma • Crew Leader Development Program • Crew Leader||Acoma, NM||Apr 13 - Dec 2020 or Jan 2021||Apply Here!|
|Acoma • Crew Leader Development Program • Leadership Member||Acoma, NM||Apr 13 - Dec 2020 or Jan 2021||Apply Here!|
Please see the table below for our Ancestral Lands Individual Placement internships. Click the 'Apply Here' link to learn more and to apply.
|Ancestral Lands - USDA Forest Service Pot Creek Interpretive Crew Lead||Penasco, NM||May 18, 2020 - Aug 21, 2020||Apply Here!|
|Ancestral Lands - USDA Forest Service Pot Creek Interpretive Individual Placement||Penasco, NM||Jun 1, 2020 - Aug 21, 2020||Apply Here!|
|Ancestral Lands - Cibola National Forest Heritage Program Individual Placement||Albuquerque, NM||Mar30, 2020 - Sept 25, 2020||Apply Here!|
|Ancestral Lands • Glen Canyon Interpretation Technician||Page, AZ||Mar 30, 2020 - Jan 8, 2021||Apply Here!|
|Ancestral Lands • USDA Forest Service Jemez Recreation and Resources • Crew Member||Jemez Springs, NM||Jun 8 - Aug 21, 2020||Apply Here!|
|Ancestral Lands • Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge • Biological Technician||Albuquerque, NM||May 11, 2020 - May 7th, 2021||Apply Here!|
|Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Individual Placement||Dolores, CO||Spring 2020||Apply Here!|
|Fort Pierre National Grassland Resource Assistant||Ft. Pierre, SD||Spring 2020||Apply Here!|
Learn about our different types of programming and where Ancestral Lands programs operate - we have five offices!
Click the link above for more information about becoming a partner with Conservation Legacy's Ancestral Lands program and what types of projects are possible.
CONNECT WITH US
Field Staff Contacts
Diné (Navajo) Office
Shandiin Nez, Program Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-870-9296
Pueblo of Acoma Office
Aaron Lowden, Program Coordinator
email@example.com or 505-552-4084
Pueblo of Zuni Office
Ryan Aguilar, Program Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-870-0101
Marshall Masayesva, Program Coordinator
email@example.com or 505-713-8786
Robert Mariano, Program Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-252-1005
Program Staff Contacts
Chas Robles, Regional Director
email@example.com or 970-403-0146
Michellsey Benally, Program Director
firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-879-1113
Kyle Trujillo, Program Director
email@example.com or 505-639-6303