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Wyoming Women's Fire Corps Crew Member

Southwest Conservation Corps

Salida ,  Colorado

Location:Program is remote and based out of Wyoming

Living Allowance:$251 per week.AmeriCorps AwardAmeriCorps member are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award of $1200 upon successful completion of the program. 

Ages:18-30

Start Date:Tenative start date of August 15th, end date of Nov 4th

AmeriCorps Program Overview  – Better the land – Better yourself!

The Southwest Conservation Corps engages motivated young adults, ages 18-30, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Utah. The Women's Fire Corps is a new program designed to provide job skills to women interested in a career in wildland fire. It is partnered with the BLM and Montana Conservation Corps.

Each crew consists of 6 members and 2 leaders. Crews work and camp for up to 14 days at a time in frontcountry and backcountry locations in all types of weather conditions. Schedule may vary depending on project work and the project partner's schedule. SCC crews will work in a variety of locations in Wyoming, primarily doing saw work but have the potential to help with perscribed burning or be dispatched on a fire. Crew members will be paid to complete S212 and 130/190 and will recieve a red card upon completion of the coarse.Crews will be camped out for the majority of the season and there is government housing available during off time. Food is provided while at work, but crews prepare all their own meals and work together as a group to complete all the necessary chores.

Our programs focus on place based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility and career development. SCC also provides an opportunity for Corpsmembers to learn about the local environment, environmental issues and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers.

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