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🔗Internship: Natural Resource Steward-Central Adirondack Forest Preserve

  • Full Time
  • Internship
  • Temporary
  • Northville, New York
  • 200.00 USD / Week
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Recruiting
  • Job Reference #: 278
  • Job Qualifications:

    Member Qualifications:

    Requirements to Serve:

    Must be 18 years or older
    Must have a valid driver’s license
    Must have a personal vehicle
    Must be a Citizen, National or Lawful Permanent Residing Alien of the US
    Must be physically capable of performing field work common to the assigned work area over rough terrain and during inclement weather
    Preferred Qualifications/Required Skills:

    Ability to hike long distances with gear/tools
    Ability to work independently and in all weather conditions
    Ability to lift 50 pounds and use hand tools
    Ability to work effectively in a low supervision environment
    Ability to work solo or in a team
    Ability to work in remote areas and in sometimes challenging conditions

  • How to Apply:

    Submit your application at the URL provided.

  • Job benefits: See the job description
  • Contact Name: Bridget Correa
  • Application Email:
  • Application URL:

Website The Student Conservation Association

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and young adults. Founded in 1957, the SCA is devoted to building equitable access to nature, providing green job opportunities for young people and teaching members how to become environmental stewards. The SCA also remains committed to building the next generation of conservation leaders dedicated to the lifelong protection of the environment and our communities. Program participants protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces across the country. After working with the SCA, they emerge with increased environmental awareness, social responsibility and leadership skills. Several of the inspirational stories from the field are included in the following report.

Program Dates: 5/20/2024 – 9/9/2024

Program Description:

Join our seasonal staff at the Moose River Plains Wild Forest in the Central Adirondack Park of northern New York to fill your summer with outdoor adventure and career development!

* This position requires that you become enrolled in AmeriCorps.  If you are selected for this program please be sure to accept AmeriCorps during the SCA offer process.  No travel allowance will be offered for this position even if it is stated on your confirmation of acceptance.*

The Student Conservation Association, in collaboration with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, seeks to place a cohort of 2 Natural Resource Stewards in the Moose River Plains Recreation Area. This area is a unique Adirondack land unit which includes 140 roadside tent sites and a robust trail system providing access to remote backcountry lakes and ponds.

Trail and campsite maintenance is a large component of this position. Applicants will be provided housing and a vehicle to patrol the area road system and act as caretakers of the property performing facility maintenance. This position is ideal for independent individuals or those looking to gain skills needed for a career in recreation management. Selected candidates will gain valuable resource management experience and perform a variety of duties which involve the preservation, protection and enhancement of the natural resources and the safety and well-being of the public using these resources.

Housing: Housing will be provided at the remote Cedar River Flow Headquarters Cabin, 17 miles from the Village of Indian Lake. The two-bedroom cabin will house two Natural Resource Stewards.

Amenities are limited and include a propane refrigerator, and range/stove, 2 queen size beds, and limited electricity.

Running water is not available, though potable water will be provided regularly and there is an outhouse adjacent to the cabin. Hot showers and flush toilets are available daily at any of the nearby State Campgrounds. Wi-Fi and cell service is available in the Village of Indian Lake, 17 miles from the cabin.  You will have a DEC issued radio for daily check in, check out and emergencies.

Travel: This site requires you have a personal vehicle for travel on personal time and for travel, but a DEC vehicle will be made available to you for the daily patrols of the Moose River Plains and the surrounding area.

Member Duties and Responsibilities:

Inspect campsites and trails to determine condition and maintenance needs
Perform routine maintenance and minor repairs to campsite and trail facilities using hand tools
Mow and trim around campsites and camping areas
Team up with DEC staff on larger trail work projects as needed
Provide radio communications for emergency operations
Member Benefits:

$200/week living allowance
$570/month housing allowance if housing is not provided
$80 reimbursement for work pants
$1,824 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of your term of service

Eligibility for Federal Student Loan forbearance and interest payment deferment through AmeriCorps for qualifying student loans.

*All Allowances are subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.