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The Restoration 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 reestablishing 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. 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 work will be conducted in designated wilderness areas, the Crew Member Apprentice 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.

Enthusiastic, highly motivated individual with an interest 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.; ● Interest in learning on the job to conduct trail maintenance activities including brushing, lopping, tread repair, and log outs using crosscut saws! ● Interest in working in backcountry remote settings and learning the principles of wilderness land management ● 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. ● Ability to provide a clean driving record ● Ability to pass a federal background check ● A valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 0
Education Required: None
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $14.00
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $14.00

    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