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Restoration Crew Member

Nevada Conservation Corps
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Members will be primarily focused on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects throughout the state of Nevada. Dependent upon service project selection members may perform trail construction and maintenance, hazardous fuels reduction, habitat restoration, and exotic weed treatment. Other restoration efforts may include fence installation or removal, cleanup of illegal dumping sites, and unauthorized motorized route decommissioning.

Service Activities

Members will be primarily focused on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects throughout the state of Nevada. Dependent upon service project selection members may perform trail construction and maintenance, hazardous fuels reduction, habitat restoration, and exotic weed treatment. Other restoration efforts may include fence installation or removal, cleanup of illegal dumping sites, and unauthorized motorized route decommissioning.

Community Need Addressed

To help reduce fuels and fire hazards and to create defensible space in the wildland-urban interface, regional land managers have conducted thinning-piling-burning treatments that have effectively demonstrated the value and need of addressing forest conditions through varied fuels reduction strategies. Comparative field trials have provided resource managers with the definitive evidence and specific scientific information needed to determine which fuel treatment methods will be the most successful at reducing fuels and mitigating wildfire severity on species habitat. There also exists a rich body of evidence that supports the success of extensive fuel treatments in riparian areas, key habitat for sage-grouse reproduction. Research indicates fuel treatments favorably affect fire behavior, vegetation, water, and overall diversity within the riparian areas. Corps members will reduce fuels through varied prescriptions, thereby improving forest health and lessening fire risk.

Position Outcomes

Our underfunded government agencies struggle to provide successful conservation intervention programs to address these compelling environmental and constituency consensus challenges. The steady, and at times overwhelming, increased demand for NCC services attests to our successes, while underscoring the ongoing need for a Corps program in Nevada to aid in the recovery of species. Our program's focus is now largely centered on demonstrating successful conservation actions, thereby supporting and building stakeholder consensus, and fostering an environment in which agencies, private industry, and the general public may agree upon viable strategies that reconcile the competing demands of environmental stewardship and economic development.

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Student loan forbearance

When in the field members will receive a daily per diem of $7.25 to purchase food.

Skills you will gain

First Aid, S212, Leave No Trace, Trail Construction

Competencies You Will Develop
Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others
Decisions
Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Environment
  • Length of Service 3 Months
  • Education Requirements GED
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting Federal Government Agency, Local Government Agency, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Volunteer Placement Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 1

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