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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 18-25, 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.

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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.

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Open Positions

Position TitlePosition DescriptionLocationDatesApplication
Ecological & Vegetation Monitoring Crew LeaderCrews will conduct vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Terrestrial Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring (AIM) methodology. Crews will consist of three individuals: two crew members and one crew lead. Together, they will monitor land health on BLM lands including National Monument lands, vegetation treatments, rangeland allotments, or reference areas using AIM methodology.Las Cruces, NMJuly 5, 2021 to July 1, 2022
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July 5, 2021 to February 18, 2022
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Ecological & Vegetation Monitoring Crew MemberCrews will conduct vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Terrestrial Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring (AIM) methodology. Crews will consist of three individuals: two crew members and one crew lead. Together, they will monitor land health on BLM lands including National Monument lands, vegetation treatments, rangeland allotments, or reference areas using AIM methodology.Las Cruces, NMJuly 12 – December 17, 2021Apply Here!
Vegetation and Ecological Monitoring Crew LeaderCrews will conduct vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Terrestrial Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring (AIM) methodology. Crews will consist of three individuals: two crew members and one crew lead. Together, they will monitor land health on BLM lands including National Monument lands, vegetation treatments, rangeland allotments, or reference areas using AIM methodology.Socorro, NM
Socorro: April 26 or May 3, 2021 - March 2022
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Ecological & Vegetation Monitoring Crew MemberParticipants will manage all aspects of vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring (AIM) methodology. Crews will consist of two crew members and one crew lead. Together, they will monitor land health on BLM lands including National Monument lands, vegetation treatments, rangeland allotments, or reference areas. Within all plots, the crew identifies vegetation to species, gathers species cover and composition data using line-point intercept, measures soil surface stability, and describes soil pits. Albuquerque, Socorro, and Carlsbad, NM
May 10, 2021 - October 15, 2021Apply Here!
Ecological & Vegetation Monitoring Returning Crew MemberParticipants will manage all aspects of vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring (AIM) methodology. Crews will consist of two crew members and one crew lead. Together, they will monitor land health on BLM lands including National Monument lands, vegetation treatments, rangeland allotments, or reference areas. Within all plots, the crew identifies vegetation to species, gathers species cover and composition data using line-point intercept, measures soil surface stability, and describes soil pits.Albuquerque, Socorro, and Carlsbad, NMMay 10, 2021 to October 15, 2021Apply Here!




Recruiter contact

Emily Kasyon, Watershed Programs Manager (Strike Teams)

ekasyon@conservationlegacy.org

Cassandra Owen, Ecological Monitoring Program Coordinator

cowen@conservationlegacy.org