Wilderness Trail Crew

Sierra Institute for Community and Environment

Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute) in collaboration with Lassen National Forest (LNF) is providing a unique opportunity to contribute to forest restoration and improvement of backcountry recreation infrastructure within designated national forest and wilderness areas of the LNF.

Qualified individuals with an interest in wilderness management, trail work, and active management of ecosystem services are encouraged to apply. The Wilderness Trail Crew, consisting of a Crew Leader, four Crew Members, and a Crew Member Apprentice, will spend approximately 5 months performing a variety of trail maintenance projects. Work will include benching of trails, maintenance of water bars, brush clearing, and clearing of downed logs and hazard trees. Work will primarily be completed using hand tools and non-mechanized equipment such as crosscut saws. Other tasks and duties may be assigned as appropriate to further crew objectives.

Crew Positions

Crew Leader

The Wilderness Trail Crew Leader will serve as the field supervisor of the Crew performing trail restoration activities within the Almanor Ranger District of the LNF. The position will lead a crew working cooperatively to learn how to safely perform trail maintenance, hand thinning, limbing, low-stumping, and bucking of dead and small-diameter trees. The position will be responsible for leading the crew in re-establishing and maintaining access to designated trails in order to increase accessibility to public lands within the LNF including diverse wilderness landscapes.

Crew Member

The Wilderness Trail Crew Member will serve as a member of a crew performing trail restoration activities within the Almanor Ranger District of the LNF. The position will work cooperatively to learn how to safely perform trail maintenance, hand thinning, limbing, low-stumping, and bucking of dead and small diameter live material. The position will be responsible for reestablishing and maintaining access to designated trails in order to increase accessibility to public lands within the LNF including diverse wilderness landscapes.

Crew Apprentice

The Wilderness Trail Crew Member Apprentice will serve as a member of a crew performing trail restoration activities within the Almanor Ranger District of the LNF. The position will allow the incumbent an opportunity to “learn on the job” alongside an experienced crew to safely perform trail maintenance, hand thinning, limbing, low-stumping, and bucking of dead and small diameter live material. The position will be responsible for re-establishing and maintaining access to designated trails in order to increase accessibility to public lands within the LNF including diverse wilderness landscapes.

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