Summer Conservation Crew Member

WisCorps Inc.

La Crosse, Wisconsin

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details $300 weekly stipend, plus room, board, transportation, & education award
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Compensation: $300 per week*, plus room & board, transportation, on the job training *Possible AmeriCorps Education Award available upon successful completion

Position Overview:
WisCorps crews complete high-priority conservation projects across Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest.  Projects may include trail restoration, habitat restoration, invasive species management, and carpentry projects. Crew Members camp out with their crew near their project sites and travel throughout Wisconsin.

Crew Member Responsibilities:

  • Work hard as a team to accomplish conservation projects
  • Maintain personal safety on and off the worksite
  • Be an active and contributing member of the crew community
  • Practice Leave No Trace principles and sustainable living techniques
  • Abide by all WisCorps and AmeriCorps policies and procedures

Crew Member Qualifications:

  • 18-25 years old
  • Experience in outdoor recreation 
  • Passionate about environmental causes and being a part of a community surrounding environmental service 
  • Willingness to learn various conservation practices or land management techniques
  • Enjoys hard work and has a good sense of humor
  • Prepared to undergo a criminal background check

Summer Crew Member Positions Available:

Roving Crew 

  • Travel throughout Wisconsin working and learning about conservation projects alongside non-profits, county and state  agency staff 
  • Projects include trail building/maintenance, invasive species management, carpentry, and tree planting

Wetland Restoration Crew 

  • Work and learn about wetland restoration in the Indiana Dunes National Park alongside National Park Service staff  
  • Projects include backpack spraying invasive species, planting native species, seed collection, and habitat restoration

Wilderness Crew 

  • Work and learn about backcountry trails in Isle Royale National Park alongside National Park Service staff (First half of  Summer) 
  • Finish the second half of the summer traveling throughout Wisconsin like a Roving Crew

Mayor's Crew 

  • Complete community-based projects, must be a high school student living in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Projects include community revitalization projects, assisting non-profit organizations, habitat restoration in parks

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