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We’re Recruiting for Two Full-time AmeriCorps Habitat Enhancement Crew Members

Author: Jefferson Land Trust | 09/13/23

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Photo by Charles Espy.

Jefferson Land Trust is recruiting for two habitat enhancement AmeriCorps national service positions for full-time, 10-month engagements beginning in October 2023. The two habitat enhancement crew members 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 two crew members will work with Jefferson Land Trust staff 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; ecological forest thinning with chainsaws (training provided); 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 October 2023 – August 2024 (1,700 hours.) The pay is $2,890.48/month, with a $6,895.00 education award given upon completing the full position term. The positions also include health insurance and other benefits.

For the full position posting and link to apply through the AmeriCorps website, please click here. Interviews will be conducted beginning in mid-August.

You may also apply by submitting a resume, plus a brief description of your commitment to environmental work and your interest in the position, to Jefferson Land Trust’s Preserve Manager Carrie Clendaniel at cclendaniel[at] Please reach out to Carrie with any questions.