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Small Teams - Watershed Crews and Ecological Monitoring

Watershed Crews

Crew Leader and Crew Member Positions Offered

The Southwest Conservation Corp's Watershed Program is an AmeriCorps program that selects young adults, generally ages 18-30, to complete conservation work on public and private land, serving local communities throughout Southwest Colorado. Watershed Crews and Strike Teams have the unique opportunity to work with watershed partnerships, river restoration groups, and land management agencies.


Watershed Crews and Strike Teams are small 2-3 person, technical teams lead by 1 leader. These teams work on specific projects that are suited to a small crew model, often performing invasive species control, vegetation monitoring, and watershed restoration activities. These teams focus on career development, offering members and leaders opportunities to enhance their skills while engaging in meaningful conservation work and environmental stewardship. Members are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program.

Ecological Monitoring • Multiple Locations

Crew Leader and Crew Member Positions Offered

Interns work in a crew of 3 people to monitor land health on BLM lands including National Monument lands, vegetation treatments, rangeland allotments, and reference areas. Participants will manage all aspects of vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) methodology.

To view open positions and apply, see table below.


Open Ecological Monitoring Positions

Position TitleLocationDatesApplication
General Ecological Monitoring Application - Leaders and MembersLas Cruces, Carlsbad, Socorro, and Taos, NMSeveral CO and NM locations, various datesApply Here!
Ecological Monitoring Crew LeadersLas Cruces, NMJune 27th, 2022 - February 24th or June 24th, 2023Apply Here!
Ecological Monitoring Crew MemberColorado Locations: Canon City New Mexico Locations: Taos, Las Cruces, and CarlsbadASAP 2022 – October or December, 2022
(Dates Vary by Location)
Apply Here!

Watershed Management Positions

Position TitleLocationDatesApplication
Dolores River Restoration Partnership Strike Team Crew MemberDurango, COApril 18 – August 12, 2022Position Filled!
Multi-Watershed Monitoring Crew MemberDurango, COMarch 28 – October 28, 2022Position Filled!

Recruiter contact

Nate Peters, Watershed Programs Manager

Rylee Hostrawser, Ecological Monitoring Program Coordinator

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