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Conservation Corps - AmeriCorps Member

The American Conservation Experience is seeking AmeriCorps Members dedicated to working 12 weeks in the outdoors with our Conservation Corps, starting September 2. Based out of St. George, UT, projects take place all over the southwest. 

ACE's AmeriCorps Conservation program is meant to be a stepping stone to environmental careers and/or as a gateway to future leadership positions within ACE. ACE Corps Members share a passion for environmental conservation and volunteerism.

This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic young adults (18-25) looking to serve as environmental stewards, learn practical skills in the field, and perform professional work under the guidance of our project partners.

Corps members will play a role in conservation projects throughout the Southwest in parks such as Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Manti La Sal National Park. Conservation efforts include reforestation, habitat restoration, trail building and maintenance, invasive species removal and more. Our project partners include state and federal agencies, such as the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service, and more.

Benefits

Corps Members obtain an Education Award for the amount of $1,515.55 upon successful completion of their term of service.

ACE also provides corps members with a $220.00 bi-weekly living stipend, meals/food during all project days, and hostel-style housing in Hurricane, UT during off-days.

Expectations

Applicants must be capable of performing physically demanding labor on environmental and conservation projects for 10 hours a day. Applicants should expect to hike extended distances on rough terrain carrying 40 lbs, and be prepared to spend 8 consecutive days in the field, on one project. Corps members will work in a variety of weather conditions such as temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, high winds, intense sunshine, rain, and snow.

Go to www.usaconservation.org for a full list of available start dates and service locations

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit Conservation Corps based in Flagstaff, Arizona with additional branches in St. George, UT, Santa Cruz, CA, and Asheville, NC. ACE is dedicated to providing professional development and outdoor job skills training to youth (18-35) interested in careers related to conservation and land management. As a member organization of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC), ACE is dedicated to developing present and future generations of environmental stewards while protecting and restoring public and tribal lands throughout the nation.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)  To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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