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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

We're glad you're interested in joining us!

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.

Individual Placements

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


Position Title Position DescriptionLocationDatesApplication
Ancestral Lands - Pipestone National Monument Individual PlacementWork with the National Park Service to provide leadership to Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) enrollees, assist with natural resource projects, and develop future programs for YCC members.Pipestone, MN7/6/2020 - 12/11/2020Apply Now!
USDA Forest Service Trails Individual PlacementJoin the Southwest Conservation Corps’ summer intern team by completing trail maintenance for the US Forest Service!Montrose, CO7/6/2020 - 9/11/2020Apply Now!
BLM Non-Renewable Resources Individual PlacementWork with the BLM's Royal Gorge Field Office on projects ranging from wind farms, solar arrays, pipelines for water, oil and gas, and other energy infrastructure.Canon City, CO6/8/2020 - 11/13/2020Apply Now!
BLM Oil & Gas Records Individual PlacementWork with the BLM's Royal Gorge Field Office's Fluid Minerals program to assist with and oversee federal oil and gas activities.Canon City, CO6/8/2020 - 11/13/2020Apply Now!
Ancestral Lands - Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge Biological TechnicianWork with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge to help support the refuge's Biology Program.Albuquerque, NM6/15/2020Apply Now!
Ancestral Lands – Riparian Monitoring Individual PlacementWork with the Save Our Bosque Task Force to conduct riparian monitoring and projects throughout the summer season.Socorro, NM6/8/2020 - 9/25/2020Apply Now!
Bureau of Land Management Recreation Park Ranger Individual PlacementWork with the BLM's Recreation Program to manage the Guffey Gorge recreation area for the benefit of the public.Canon City, CO6/8/2020-11/27/2020Apply Now!

Ancestral Lands - Cibola National Forest Heritage Program Individual PlacementWork with heritage and volunteer program staff on the Cibola National Forest to improve Heritage Volunteer Program capacity and reporting.Albuquerque, NM4/27/20-10/16/20Apply Now!
Ancestral Lands - USDA Forest Service Jemez Recreation and Resources Crew MemberWork with USDA Forest Service staff as a Recreation and Resources Crew Member to promote and protect natural and cultural resources in the Jemez National Recreation Area.Jemez Springs, NMJune 8, 2020 - August 21, 2020Apply Now!
Ancestral Lands • Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Individual Placement
Work with Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum staff on projects related to education, curation, and archaeology. Create educational opportunities for local students and visitors, gain valuable experience working with archaeological collections, and join archaeologists during site visits throughout the monument.Dolores, COSpring 2020Apply Here!
Ancestral Lands • Fort Pierre National Grassland Resource Assistant
Help the Fort Pierre Ranger District with land management of the 116,000 acre Fort Pierre National Grassland. Create a coloring book that highlights ecology and Lakota values while also working on habitat improvement projects for pronghorns, pollinators,and other grassland species.Ft. Pierre, SDSummer 2020Apply Here!

YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES • FOUR CORNERS & LOS VALLES REGIONS

Youth Crew Positions
LocationDatesApplication
Los Valles • Youth Field SupervisorSalida, COFeb -Aug 2020Position Full at this Time
Los Valles • Youth Crew Leader Salida, COMar 30 - Aug or Nov 2020 Position Full at this Time
Los Valles • Youth Crew Leader Development ProgramSalida, COMar 30 - Aug or Nov 2020Position Full at this Time
Los Valles • Youth Crew MemberSalida, COSummer 2020Apply Here!
Or access PDF version here.
Four Corners • Youth Crew LeaderDurango, COMar 30 - Aug or Nov 2020Position Full at this Time
Four Corners • Youth Crew Leader Development Program (AmeriCorps)Durango, COMar 30 - Aug or Nov 2020Position Full at this Time
Four Corners • Youth Crew Member Durango, COJune 7th - July 3rd,
July 12th - August 7th, 2020
Position Full at this Time

Veterans Fire Corps

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

Position TitleLocationDatesApplication
Los Valles • Veterans Fire Corps-Crew Member Salida, COJune 15 or July 6 - October 30, 2020Apply Here!
Los Valles • Veterans Fire Corps Crew LeaderSalida, COMar 30 – Oct 30, 2020Apply Here!
Los Valles • Veterans Fire Corps Crew Leader Development ProgramSalida, COJune 29th– October 23rd, 2020Apply Here!
Four Corners • Veterans Fire Corps Fall Crew MemberDurango, COAugust 10 - November 20, 2020Apply Here!
Four Corners • Veterans Fire Corps Crew Leader Durango, COMar 9 - Nov 20, 2020Positions Full at this Time

Adult Conservation Crews

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


Position TitleLocationDatesApplication
Four Corners • Crew LeaderDurango, COMar 30 – Mid Nov
Apply Here!
Four Corners • Adult Crew Leader Development ProgramDurango, COMar 30, – Mid Nov Apply Here!
Four Corners • Strike Team Crew Leader (Trails)Durango, COMar 30 – Mid Oct Apply Here!
Four Corners • Conservation Crew MemberDurango, COJune - September or NovemberPosition Full at this Time
Los Valles • Fall Conservation Crew MemberSalida, COMid July or August - OctoberApply Here!

Ancestral Lands

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

Position TitleLocationDateApplication
Hopi • Crew MemberKykotsmovi, AZJun 15 - Nov 27, 2020Apply Here!
Hopi • Alumni Crew (Restoration Certificate Program) • Crew MemberKykotsmovi, AZJun 15 - Nov 27, 2020Apply Here!
Diné (Navajo) • Conservation Crew MemberGallup, NMJul - Dec 2020Apply Here!
Diné (Navajo) •Alumni Crew MemberGallup, NMJul 1 - Dec 2020Apply Here!
Acoma • Crew MemberAcoma Pueblo, NMJun 8 - Nov 2020Apply Here!
Acoma • Farm and Conservation • Crew MemberAcoma Pueblo, NMMay 18 - Nov 2020Apply Here!
Albuquerque • High School Equivalency • Crew MemberAlbuquerque, NMMar 30 - Aug 2020Apply Here!
Zuni • Spring Alumni Crew MemberZuni, NMMar 23 - late Sep 2020Apply Here!

Small Teams: AIM (Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring) and Strike Teams

To view all AIM and Strike Team positions, please visit the SCC Small Teams page and click each position's "Apply here" for more information.

Position TitleLocationDatesApplication
AIM Crew Leaders and Members
MultipleVaryingClick here for more info