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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!
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!
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, CO9/7/2020Apply 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

Position TitleLocationDatesApplication
All positions for 2020 are currently full. Please check back in early 2021 for the application for the season.

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, 2020Position Full at this Time
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!

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 • Conservation Crew MemberDurango, COJuly - late OctoberApply Here!
Applications accepted on a rolling basis, position open until all spots are filled
Four Corners • Fall Conservation Saw Crew MemberDurango, CoAugust 24th – November 13th, 2020Apply Here!
Four Corners • Women's Fall Conservation Saw Crew MemberDurango, CoAugust 24th – November 13thApply Here!
Los Valles • Conservation Crew MemberSalida, COAugust - OctoberApply Here!
Applications accepted on a rolling basis, position open until all spots are filled

Ancestral Lands

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

Position TitleLocationDateApplication
Albuquerque • Conservation Crew MemberAlbuquerque, NMJul 1 - Dec 18, 2020Apply Here!
Diné (Navajo) • Conservation Crew MemberGallup, NMJul - 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
All Small Team Positions have been filled for 2020. Please check back in early 2021 for next season!