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We’re Recruiting for a Full-time AmeriCorps Habitat Enhancement Crew Member

Author: Jefferson Land Trust | 05/28/24

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Photo by Charles Espy.

Jefferson Land Trust is recruiting for one habitat enhancement AmeriCorps national service position. During a full-time, 10.5-month engagement, beginning in September 2024, this crew member will play an important role in the long-term conservation mission of Jefferson Land Trust by supporting the stewardship of lands in our care.

The habitat enhancement crew member will work with Jefferson Land Trust staff members and with community volunteers to help increase forest and stream resilience by improving habitat, species, and structural diversity on a number of permanently protected nature preserves and forests.

Habitat restoration tasks will include removal of invasive weeds; creation of downed logs, standing snags, and habitat piles; restoration planting; decommissioning unauthorized trails; and monitoring and mapping current conditions. Public outreach tasks will include leading public education programs; developing materials for youth education programs; and representing Jefferson Land Trust at community events.

This position term is from September 3, 2024 – July 15, 2025 (1,700 hours). The stipend is $2,995.24/month, with a $7,395 education award given upon completing the full position term. The positions also include health insurance and other benefits, such as professional development training.

For the full position posting and link to apply through the AmeriCorps website, please click here. Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Please reach out to Jefferson Land Trust Preserve Manager Carrie Clendaniel at cclendaniel[at] with any questions.