We’ve posted our 2015 Public Lands Stewards Positions.
Public Lands Stewards is a program for young adults, ages 21-29, interested in public lands / natural resources management careers. If you’re a backpacker, thru-hiker, skier, mountain biker, naturalist and/or general lover of all things outdoors, this might be the opportunity you’re looking for.
The program is supported by AmeriCorps, The Corps Network and agency partners.
Participants spend 17 weeks (June 15-October 9, 2015) working individually and/or teams on wilderness, trail and/or environmental restoration projects in Washington and Oregon. Our ideal candidates have experience working and living outside, are physically fit to handle the rigor of the positions, enjoy working and engaging with people and are motivated to do their best.
Currently, we have wilderness ranger positions available on the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest and refuge technician positions on the Conboy National Wildlife Refuge. Plus, a Cascade Mountain School Education Intern position.
Participants earn a modest living stipend and an AmeriCorps education award while learning new skills and building professional connections. Plus, they get to live/work in some of the most beautiful places in the lower 48. And there’s no doubt about it, you will work hard: some positions involve hiking 10-20 miles/day while carrying a 50 lb. backpack!
If you’re interested in learning more, read the full position descriptions at the bottom of our jobs page. And don’t delay, these opportunities will fill quickly!