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South Warner Mountains Wilderness Backcountry Trail Team

Employer
STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
Location
Fort Myer, Virginia, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 6, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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South Warner Mountains Wilderness Backcountry Trail Team Expected Dates August 8, 2022 to August 22, 2022 Site Modoc National Forest Position ID PO-00731226 Do you want to spend your summer backpacking and camping in the wilderness of Northern California? The Student Conservation Association (www.TheSCA.org) is looking for four people to complete backcountry trail work in the South Warner Wilderness. This 70,000 acre wilderness is located on the Modoc Plateau is a nexus between the basin and range ecosystems. The elevation varies from 2,000 to nearly 10,000ft forming an ecotone that is home to communities of plants and animals commonly found in low elevation desert plants, sage shrub, as well as the white pine and lodgepole pine forest communities of the Cascades and high Sierras. Member Benefits: + $300 - weekly living allowance + $650 - one time round trip travel allowance, i.e. $325 each way + AmeriCorps eligible (450 hour award, $1,612.43 education award) + Wilderness First Aid Certification + Crosscut Saw Certification Project Description: Approximately 6miles of Owl Creek Trail was damaged during storm and flood events. The crew will be performing technical rock work to reconstruct low-water stream crossings, saw work to remove dozens of downed trees, drainage installation, and general trail repairs with hand tools. Crew Living Accommodations  Field-life is rugged, and while on work hitches (up to 10 days), members should expect to live without electricity, running water, and cell phone reception. On off days the crew will be camping in a front country setting with access to a USFS bunkhouse, including electricity and running water. Cell phone service may or may not be present. Member Responsibilities + Complete project tasks as assigned; whether it is trimming back brush from the trail, working with your team to move a large rock, or doing dishes. Full engagement is expected in all work projects and community activities. + Assist the Project Leader with meal planning, developing emergency response plans, and completing logistical tasks. + Recording work totals and creating reports for agency partners. + Interfacing with general public and partner organizations in a manner that reflects positively upon the crew, organization, and agency. Member Qualifications + Commitment to living and working within an intensive crew environment. + Desire to do manual labor in all weather conditions, including wind, rain, extreme heat, extreme cold, and extremely pleasant days. + Ability to enroll in AmeriCorps Education Award Program. + Passion for the outdoors Prefered + Backpacking experience + Community service experience + Valid Drivers License + Commuinity living experiecence Airport Arrival Location:Reno-Tahoe International Airport *All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes *This position is part of a specialized SCA AmeriCorps program and if you are selected, you will be serving as an SCA AmeriCorps member.** For more information on what past crews have done and what being on a Corps team is like, check out some of these final reports from similar crews. Fall 2021 PCT Trail Crew (https://studentconservatio-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/pgallo\_thesca\_org/EfrFSmgLp6BApLMWIaAmbcUBzEqS3BJYDyBi8Wr\_pUbNxQ?e=ySZnXO) * The COVID-19 pandemic has required SCA to implement several safety protocols and policies to help our teams manage the risks associated with the pandemic. Please review the documents below for SCA's updated organizational response plan and participant agreement form to learn more how our teams will be operating in the field. *Beginning on 1/18/22, all new SCA volunteer program participants are required to be fully vaccinated. Full vaccination is defined as having received a booster shot six months after the Pfizer and Moderna primary series and two months after the Johnson & Johnson primary series. SCA COVID-19 Response Plan (https://studentconservatio-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/pgallo\_thesca\_org/EdXvaPxWe1VDqZ3igqBeGUcBKsdFLk1sM7zjlgqviqtoaQ?e=qScROs) (updated 1/18/2022) SCA COVID-19 Participant Agreement Form (https://studentconservatio-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/pgallo\_thesca\_org/EWAwxe41621MuH1DjHxgzNgB8INYfyCrwYI4GDlcf6LHeQ?e=4P2p4E) (updated 1/27/2021) For Members who have accepted this position (Please click on the links below to review the steps you need to take to prepare for your position) Preparing for your Corps Team Position (https://www.thesca.org/prepare-your-corps-team-position#printchecklist) Onboarding for Your Corps Team Position Trail Corps Team Gear List (https://studentconservatio-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/pgallo\_thesca\_org/EaK7d5lZQYhDjudmnXlOg7sBTlMnYFKOZmEb4vou11N53Q?e=hGLh1J) + Location Description South Warner Mountain Wilderness, Modoc National Forest, northeastern California + Educational/Recreational Opportunities Lava Beds National Monument, Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Medicine Lake, Eagle Lake. + Need to Operate Cross Cut Saw;Other + Need to Operate Other Primitive Tools Main Area of Focus Recreation Mgmt Education, Training & Skills Expected Backpacking competent without supervision Camping competent without supervision GPS competent without supervision Hand Tools competent with supervision Trail Maintenance competent with supervision Further Details AmeriCorps Eligible Eligible Driving Logistics Valid Drivers License Needed Indoor/Outdoor Outdoor US Citizenship Required

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