Conservation Corps Crew Leader (Trails)
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

Hard work in wild places leading a conservation crew in the Rocky Mountains!

Northwest Colorado and Wyoming


Conservation Corps Crew Leader (Trails)

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
$570.00 / week
Some experience required
Start Date:
Job starts soon! (May 02, 2019)

Mentor and lead a crew of 6-8 crew members (18-25+ years old) in all day to day activities on the project site and at camp.


  • Trail Crew 18-25+ (age) crew members
  • (waitlist) Chainsaw Crew 18-25+ (age) crew members

Season Dates:

  • Summer Term (15 Weeks): May 2nd (tentative) - August 17th
  • Long Term*(23 Weeks): May 2nd (tentative)- October 19th, 2019 (Tentative, weather dependent)

*Long Term Only: One week break during the week of August 20th between Summer and Fall Seasons. Members will not be paid a living stipend during this time.

**Season extension possible for disaster relief at end of the Fall season


Training (5 weeks): Weekly living stipend of $400/wk

Field Season: Weekly living stipend of $570/wk


In RMYC’s Conservation Corps we offer positions to young adults to spend a season serving on meaningful conservation projects throughout northwest Colorado. Projects may include a variety of trail construction/maintenance, fence construction/removal, invasive species removal, fire fuels reduction with chainsaws, habitat restoration and/or historic preservation work. During the Fall season there is the potential for disaster relief work as well.

Summer Season: Crews will remain together 24/7 in the field either on project or doing weekend recreational travel and activities. You are considered ‘ON’ RMYC time the entire summer.

Fall Season: Crews will Travel to projects, work and camp together 4-10 days at a time and then will return to the office and be ‘OFF’ for 2-6 days at a time. Some projects/logistics may require crews to operate in a 24/7 setting ‘summer model’ for a portion of the Fall. During your ‘OFF’ time in the Fall you are responsible for your own food and lodging.

All corps members will participate in project work, daily camp chores, educational activities throughout the week, and weekend recreation (summer only). Spending a season with RMYC can be a life changing and rewarding experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to service, diversity, self-development, and the team environment.