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“I  learned just how much work goes into protection and conservation. From funding, to planning, to the hours required for implementation, I think about and have more respect for every trail built, every rock moved, every tree felled, every fence built” -Kelly McCracken, 2016 member 

  Crew Member: 450 hours

  • Spend your summer exploring the mountains and valleys of Wyoming completing conservation projects with 7 other amazing people on your crew!
  • Earn an AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Learn about careers in natural resources around Wyoming
  • Living stipend
  • Earn your Wilderness First Aid Certification and one upper-division credit from the Environment and Natural Resources college of the University of Wyoming at no cost to you
  • Be a part of something bigger than yourself as you learn about the history of the Conservation Corps, AmeriCorps and the beauty of Wyoming

Application Requirements:

  • Employment: late May – mid August
  • Minimum age of 18 and able to lift 50lbs
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • US Citizen and eligible to earn AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Click here for application materials

Crew Leaders: 900 hours

  • Earn your USFS S-212 Chainsaw Certification
  • Earn your Wilderness First Responder
  • Earn 2 upper-division undergraduate course credits from the Environment and Natural Resources college of the University of Wyoming at no cost to you.
  • In depth leadership training and close relationships with the project sponsors

 Application Requirements:

  • Employment: January – mid August
  • Minimum age of 21 and able to lift 50lbs
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum experience with Microsoft Word
  • US Citizen and eligible to earn AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Click here for application materials

Wyoming Veterans Trail Crew

Crew Member/Leader: 900 hours

  • Spend your summer and fall traveling Wyoming designing, building, and maintaining recreation trails with 7 other military veterans.
  • Earn an AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Living stipend
  • Earn your Wilderness First Aid Certification and one upper-division credit from the Environment and Natural Resources college of the University of Wyoming at no cost to you
  • Be in a team environment again
  • Learn technical skills about trail work and building with stone and wood

Application Requirements

  • Employment:
    • All: 5 days of S-212 training in April, Colorado Fire Camp
    • Leaders: May 1 – October 13
    • Members: May 15 – October 13
  • Must have served or serving in US Armed Forces and have a DD 214
  • Age 18-35
  • Able to lift 50 lbs repeatedly
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Familiar with hand tools
  • Ability to hike in rugged terrain carrying heavy packs and tools
  • Click here for application materials

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