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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
Four Corners Dolores River Restoration Partnership Strike Team Crew LeaderThis Strike Team will work as part of the Dolores River Restoration Partnership (DRRP), which is a public-private collaborative of conservation corps, non-profits, BLM managers, private landowners, and other community members surrounding the Dolores River watershed. Durango, CO

March 29th - November 19thApply Here!
Four Corners • Multi-Watershed Monitoring Crew Leader This Multi-Watershed Monitoring Crew will work with watershed groups across the Southwest to perform vegetation surveying along streamside habitat in 4 watersheds in Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. Vegetation monitoring is crucial to informing river restoration efforts across these watersheds that have been severely impacted by invasive species and other stressors.Durango, COMarch 22nd - October 29thApply Here!
Four Corners • Multi-Watershed Monitoring Crew MemberThis Multi-Watershed Monitoring Crew will work with watershed groups across the Southwest to perform vegetation surveying along streamside habitat in 4 watersheds in Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. Vegetation monitoring is crucial to informing river restoration efforts across these watersheds that have been severely impacted by invasive species and other stressors.Durango, COMarch 29th - October 29thApply Here!
Four Corners • Aquatic Ecological Monitoring Crew Leader One Crew Lead and one Crew Member will work together to sample wadeable streams and rivers on BLM land using the National Aquatic Monitoring Framework and Aquatic AIM methodology. They will collect water quality data, stream habitat data, and benthic macroinvertebrate samples, entering all appropriate data while on site.Taos OR Las Cruces, NMTaos - April 2021 to April 2022
Las Cruces - April 2021 to November 2021
Apply Here!
Four Corners • 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.Taos, Albuquerque, Farmington, or Socorro, NMTaos: ASAP or from April 2021 to mid-late April 2022
Albuquerque and Farmington: from mid-late April 2021 to mid-late April 2022
Socorro: from mid-late April 2021 to mid-late March 2022
Apply Here!
Four Corners • Vegetation and Ecological Monitoring Crew Leader Crews 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.Dolores, Montrose, Grand Junction, Gunnison, Canon City, or Monte Vista, COLate April or early May 2021 to mid-late November 2021Apply Here!
Four Corners • Aquatic Ecological Monitoring Crew Member One Crew Lead and one Crew Member will work together to sample wadeable streams and rivers on BLM land using the National Aquatic Monitoring Framework and Aquatic AIM methodology. They will collect water quality data, stream habitat data, and benthic macroinvertebrate samples, entering all appropriate data while on site.Taos OR Las Cruces, NMMid April - Mid SeptemberApply Here!




Recruiter contact

Emily Kasyon, Watershed Programs Manager (Strike Teams)

ekasyon@conservationlegacy.org

Cassandra Owen, Ecological Monitoring Program Coordinator

cowen@conservationlegacy.org

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