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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.

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 or recruitment staff.

As conditions change, Conservation Legacy policies will evolve—we will post further 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.

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!
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
Apply Here!
Market Garden Grower High School Internship Work with Montezuma School to Farm Project to engage students in sustainable agriculture, resource conservation, health, and economics through education experiences in outdoor garden classes, on field trips, and summer farm programs. Must be a 16-18 year old from Montezuma County, CO!Cortez, CO6/8/2020-7/27/2020Apply Now!
Medicine Horse Therapy Garden High School Internship Join Southwest Conservation Corps' summer high school intern team by developing and maintaining healing and therapy gardens. Must be a 16-18 year old from Montezuma County, CO!Mancos, CO6/1/2020-8/28/2020Apply now!

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 – Riparian Monitoring Individual PlacementWork with the Save Our Bosque Task Force to conduct riparian monitoring and projects throughout the summer season.Socorro, NM5/4/2020 - 7/24/2020 OR 6/8/2020 - 8/28/2020Apply 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, CO5/12/2020-10/30/2020Apply Now!
Position Closes 4/13/2020
Market Garden Grower High School InternshipWork with Montezuma School to Farm Project to engage students in sustainable agriculture, resource conservation, health, and economics through education experiences in outdoor garden classes, on field trips, and summer farm programs.Cortez, CO6/8/2020-7/27/2020Apply Now!
Ancestral Lands - USDA Forest Service Pot Creek Interpretive Crew LeadWork with the Heritage Resources Program to support the US Forest Service's mission to care for the land and serve the people.Penasco, NM5/18/20-8/21/20Apply Now!
Ancestral Lands - USDA Forest Service Pot Creek Interpretive Individual PlacementWork with the Heritage Resources Program to support the US Forest Service's mission to care for the land and serve the people.Penasco, NM6/1/20-8/21/20Apply 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, NM3/30/20-9/25/20Apply Now!
Natural Resource Technician Individual PlacementWork with the Bureau of Land Management's San Luis Valley Field Office Soil, Water, Riparian, and Wetland Program on various projects including inventory, monitoring, and assessment of natural resources.Monte Vista, CO4/6/2020-9/11/2020Apply Now!
Continental Divide Trail Coalition Field InstructorWork with the Continental Divide Trail Coalition's Field Programs Department to provide stewardship support and activities along the Continental Divide Trail.Golden, CO6/1/2020-11/27/2020Apply Now!
Position Closes 4/27/2020
Ancestral Lands - Glen Canyon Interpretation TechnicianWork with the Natural Park Service at Glen Canyon National Monument to preserve the natural and cultural resources and values of the park for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.Page, AZ03/30/2020-01/08/2021Apply Now!
Position Closes 02/24/2020
FC-FLIP Reforestation Individual PlacementJoin 2020's FLIP cohort working on public lands in the four corners area of Colorado! This position works with the USDA Forest Service and a team of forestry technicians to collect survival and stocking information in several tree plantations, clearcuts, and burned areas.Bayfield, CO5/25/2020-8/7/2020Apply Now!
Medicine Horse Therapy Garden High School InternshipJoin Southwest Conservation Corps' summer high school intern team by developing and maintaining healing and therapy gardens.Mancos, CO6/1/2020-8/28/2020Apply 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 - 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, NMMay 11th, 2020 - May 7th, 2021Apply Now!
FC-FLIP • Visitor Information Specialist Individual Placement
Join 2020's FLIP cohort working on public lands in the four corners area of Colorado! This position works with the USDA Forest Service and interacts with the public to disseminate information and provide a great experience to all visitors.Dolores, COMay 25 - Aug 7, 2020Apply Now!
FC-FLIP • Range Technician Individual Placement
Join 2020's FLIP cohort working on public lands in the four corners area of Colorado! This position works with the USDA Forest Service on rangelands in SW Colorado with a focus on noxious weed management and general ecology.Bayfield, COMay 25 - Aug 7, 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!

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, COMay 3 - August 18 or October 30Apply Here!
Los Valles • Veterans Fire Corps Crew LeaderSalida, COMar 30 – Oct 30, 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, 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 • 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 • Strike Team Crew memberDurango, COMay 25 - Oct 2Apply Here!
Four Corners • Crosscut Saw Crew MemberDurango, COMay 25 - Aug 7Apply Here!
Four Corners • Long Term Conservation Crew MemberDurango, COMay 25 - Nov 2020 Apply Here!
Four Corners • Summer Conservation Crew MemberDurango, COMay 25 - Aug 7, 2020Apply Here!
Four Corners • Continental Divide Backcountry Trail Crew MemberDurango, COMay 25 - November Apply Here!
Los Valles • Great Sand Dunes National Park Crew MemberSalida, COMay 25 - Oct 30, 2020Apply Here!
Los Valles • Women’s Saw Crew MemberSalida, COMay 25 - Oct 30, 2020Apply Here!
Los Valles • Summer Crew MemberSalida, COMay 25 - Aug 7, 2020Apply Here!
Los Valles • Crew LeaderSalida, COMar 30 – Mid Nov 2020
Apply Here!
Los Valles • Adult Crew Leader Development ProgramSalida, COMar 30 – Mid Nov 2020 Apply Here!

Ancestral Lands

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

Position TitleLocationDateApplication
Diné (Navajo) • Conservation Crew MemberGallup, NMJun 8 - Sep 2020 or Jan 2021Apply Here!
Acoma • Crew MemberAcoma Pueblo, NMJun 8 - Nov 2020Apply Here!
Acoma • Farm and Conservation • Crew MemberAcoma Pueblo, NMMay 18 - Nov 2020Apply Here!
Hopi • Alumni Crew (Restoration Certificate Program) • Crew MemberKykotsmovi, AZMar 30 - Nov 27, 2020Apply Here!
Albuquerque • High School Equivalency • Crew MemberAlbuquerque, NMMar 30 - Aug 2020Apply Here!
Zuni • Spring Alumni Crew MemberZuni, NMMar 23 - late Sep 2020Apply Here!
Diné (Navajo) • Spring Crew MemberGallup, NMMar 23 - Sep or Dec 2020 Apply 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