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The Restoration 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 trail 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. All crew members are expected to engage positively with
youth and exhibit professionalism 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 Member is expected to 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.

● Minimum 3 months of experience in forest or other natural resource management, this may include but is not limited to corps work, wildland fire, research and survey work within the environmental field, land conservation, etc.; ● Experience conducting trail maintenance activities including brushing, lopping, tread repair, etc. ● Ability to hike 4-8 miles a day with a weighted field pack, ample water, and tools. ● Ability to perform physically taxing work in all weather conditions in rugged mountainous environments. ● Experience working in backcountry remote settings. ● Interest in, or familiarity with, principles of wilderness land management ● Ability to provide a clean driving record ● Ability to pass a federal background check ● A valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation. ● Ability to safely drive a vehicle while towing a utility trailer on dirt and gravel roads

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 3
Education Required: None
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $15.50
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $15.50

    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.

    Accessible by Public Transportation: No