The Restoration 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 live material. 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. Additional crew tasks may also include rearranging fuels in
preparation for prescribed fire or managed wildfire, including piling and lopping and scattering. The Crew
Leader will be expected to facilitate positive engagement between the Crew and youth as the Crew may
periodically work alongside youth corps to accomplish project objectives.
As some work will be conducted in designated wilderness areas, the Crew Leader is expected to lead by
example and ensure all crew members uphold the ethics of wilderness land management, working to
minimize the visual and ecological impacts of human intervention and practicing Leave No Trace principles.
Training will be provided to inform decision making in the wilderness in line with the 1964 Wilderness Act
and for adherence to minimum visual retention standards in the USFS Scenery Management System.
About Sierra Institute
Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute) in collaboration with Lassen National Forest
(LNF) are providing a unique opportunity to contribute to forest restoration and recreation improvement
activities within designated national forest and wilderness areas of LNF.