Wildlands Restoration Volunteers seeks a seasonal Trail/Restoration Crewmember

June 14, 2010

Applications will be reviewed immediately until the position is filled.

Trail/Restoration Crewmember

Job Announcement Date: June 15, 2010
Position Title: Trail/Restoration Crewmember
Duration: July 2 – August 31, 2010
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers seeks a seasonal Trail/Restoration Crewmember averaging 30-40 hours/week from July 2nd to August 31st. This position will work as part of a crew comprised of Rocky Mountain Youth Corps and the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative. The Trail/Restoration Crewmember will be responsible for helping in the construction of a rerouted trail and restoration of the existing trail to the Chicago Lakes Overlook on Mt. Evans. This includes but is not limited to: staging rock material, building rock retaining walls, construction of new trail, construction of revegetated terraces, and restoration of the old trail. Due to the remote nature of the work site, camping will be required during the week at a provided campsite.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
Trail construction experience-preferably dealing with rock work in an alpine environment
Physically fit and able/willing to perform work in adverse conditions
Familiarity with moving and staging materials both manually and with machinery
Experience operating small or large equipment a plus
Experience camping and working as part of a crew
High School diploma or GED required.  Relevant Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Strong teamwork and communication skills
Personal Qualities Desired:
Professional, self-motivated, team oriented, energetic, enthusiastic, initiative, strong interpersonal skills, responsible, able to meet deadlines, detail oriented, and interest in public land stewardship, volunteerism and service.
Compensation: $12.50 per hour. This is a 30-40 hour per week seasonal position
Submit a cover letter, resume, and the phone numbers of two references to HYPERLINK "mailto:jarret@wlrv.org" jarret@wlrv.org. Applications will be reviewed immediately until the position is filled.

WRV is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, based in Boulder, Colorado. Our mission is to foster a community spirit of shared responsibility for the stewardship and restoration of public lands along the Northern Colorado Front Range, and beyond. WRV connects people with nature and promotes community-based involvement in the care of public lands. We engage volunteers in a wide variety of hands-on ecological restoration and other land stewardship activities. Through our restoration efforts and on-going "adopt-a-place" projects, volunteers see the positive impact they can have on our public lands and develop a deep love of the places they have helped to heal. As a force for empowering individuals to "make a difference," WRV offers volunteers dynamic and meaningful leadership opportunities and supports volunteers to realize their full potential as leaders. WRV has four full-time paid staff, supporting over 1200 volunteers. Since 1999, we have completed 220 projects, with volunteers contributing over 153,000 volunteer hours. For more information, see our website at HYPERLINK "http://www.wlrv.org" www.wlrv.org.
Summit Lake Park is situated at approximately 12,800 feet above sea level, about 60 miles west of the Denver-metro area. Part of this park, the Summit Lake & Chicago Lakes Overlook Trail provides connections to both the Chicago Lakes Basin and the eastern route up Mount Evans. The project will reroute this trial to make it more accessible, providing recreation access to a dramatic tundra environment for visitors who otherwise would not be able to experience this ecosystem. The project plan is guided by the Code of Federal Regulations, and the U.S. Forest Service Outdoor Recreation Accessibility Guidelines and the Forest Service Trail Accessibility Guidelines. To achieve this goal in one season will require integrating a professional trail crew with large volunteer projects.

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