Stream Restoration Crew Member

Philmont Scout Ranch

Cimarron, New Mexico

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details Starting at $1505/mo. + room and board. (flexible depending upon experience)
Crew with newly constructed Beaver Dam Analog (BDA)

The Stream Restoration Crew is tasked with implementing stream and wetland restoration activities on Philmont Scout Ranch in Colfax County, NM. Work in 2023 will be focused on Bonito Creek, a wet-meadow, fen complex.

Stream Restoration Staff are members of a 5-7 person crew. Members will live in a cabin at the worksite during work time and have a 9 day on 5 off schedule. The crew is led by a Stream Restoration Crew Foreman who will lead field activities and a Stream Restoration Coordinator who will act as project manager. Crew will be tasked with implementing stream and wetland restoration activities such as constructing high tensile elk exclosure fencing, building stone and log erosion control structures, and building beaver dam analogs. Crew may also aid Coordinator in stream health monitoring activities and data collection. Crew will also help facilitate scout and other volunteer labor to aid in completion of project.

The ideal candidates will have experience with stream restoration activities or other related activities, including dry stone masonry, trail work, forestry work, etc.

Dates of employment: May 25th - November 17, 2023

Project is being completed as part of a doctoral dissertation and is funded by an EPA 319 watershed improvement grant. For more project details please visit:

Cover story: October 2022 issue of The Outcrop:




Project Location:

36.40179577999096, -105.07916764582077


Please email cover letter and resume to project manager, Seth Mangini (smangini05@jcu.edu) and Crew Leader Emma Candelaria (emmacandelaria13@gmail.com).

Please submit formal application for employment at: https://www.philmontscoutranch.org/jobs/

During application please list: "Conservation" as first choice for department and "Stream Restoration Staff" as first choice for position.

For questions please call (412) 496-0862 or email (smangini05@jcu.edu) Seth Mangini.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Botany, Hydrology, Restoration
Tags Trail Maintenance, Wetland