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Southwest Conservation Corps

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Open Crew Member Opportunities

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Please see the tables below for Southwest Conservation Corps opportunities.

See SCC's current leadership opportunities here.

See all of Conservation Legacy's program openings here.

Adult Conservation Crews • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

Please click the 'Apply Here' link in the table below to learn more about each position and to apply.

Position TitleLocationDates of EmploymentApplication
Fall Civilian Fire Corps Crew MemberDurango, COAugust 26 - November 22, 2024Apply here!
Short-term Fall Conservation Crew MemberDurango, CO or Salida, COAugust 19 - November 22, 2024Apply here!



We will be offering the following Short-term Fall Conservation Crews:



  • Conservation/Trail Crew (Durango + Salida) – A crew for young adults that serves in both backcountry and front country settings, focusing on trails and a variety of conservation service projects.


  • Chainsaw Crew (Durango + Salida) – A crew for young adults that serve primarily in front country settings, focusing on sustainable forestry, fuels reduction, and invasive species removal (with the potential to use herbicide). Crew members will go through USFS Chainsaw Training and will earn their United States Forest Service A-faller chainsaw certification upon completion.


  • Backcountry Chainsaw Crew (Durango) – A crew for young adults that serve primarily in back country settings, focusing on sustainable forestry, fuels reduction, and invasive species removal (with the potential to use herbicide). Crew members will go through USFS Chainsaw Training and will earn their United States Forest Service A-faller chainsaw certification upon completion. 


  • Women’s+ Chainsaw Crew (Salida) – An affinity crew for Women (both trans + cis) as well as non-binary individuals with service projects focusing on sustainable forestry, fuels reduction, and invasive species removal (with the potential to use herbicide). Crew members will go through USFS Chainsaw Training and will earn their United States Forest Service A-faller chainsaw certification upon completion.


  • Women’s+ Conservation Crew (Durango) – An affinity crew for Women (both trans + cis) as well as non-binary individuals. This crew serves on various projects, in front country and backcountry settings. This will allow crew members to gain experience in and understanding of several aspects of conservation.


  • Queer Conservation Crew (Durango) – An affinity crew for LGBTQAI2S+ individuals. This crew serves on various projects, in front country and backcountry settings. This will allow crew members to gain experience in and understanding of several aspects of conservation.

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

Please click the 'Apply Here' link in the table below to learn more about each position and to apply. Visit the SCC Small Teams page more information.

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

Veterans Fire Corps • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

Please click the 'Apply Here' link in the table below to learn more about each position and to apply.

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