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Red Salmon Fire Recovery Team

Company: Student Conservation Association
Location: Arlington
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Red Salmon Fire Recovery Team Expected Dates May 23, 2021 to August 14, 2021 Site Shasta-Trinity National Forest Position ID PO-00731784 This SCA Team will spend nine weeks in the Trinity Alps Wilderness of northern California repairing trails heavily damaged by the Red Salmon Fire. The Forest Service has completed a Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation plan for the Red Salmon Fire that includes treatment of trails within the fire perimeter to reduce the potential for failure and sediment from impacting watercourses.Erosion control features will be re-constructed and trail tread repaired in severely burned areas due to burned stump holes. Trail stream crossings will be rock reinforced to protect the trail from increased ?ows washing out. Downed trees will across the trail will be removed. Trail treatments may also include hazard tree removal at trailheads and along trails. Approximately 25 miles of trails that burned in high and moderate severity will be rehabilitated by the SCA team. Field-life is rugged, and while on work hitches, members should expect to live without electricity, running water, and cell phone reception; additionally, while on hitch, this program is alcohol and substance free.? Training Description (Tentative)Please note- this is a tentative training schedule. A full overview and description of training will be issued two weeks prior to the start of training. Additionally, members may receive additional training opportunities depending on project needs. Training Location: Weaverville, CA Tentative Training Schedule 5/23: Arrival at Training Site 5/24-5/25: Corps Member Orientation5/26-5/28: Wilderness First Aid5/29: Rest Day5/30 - 6/3: Work Skills Training (i.e. Trail Building Training) 6/4: Depart for First Project Site Crew Housing? For the duration of the season, crews should expect to be mobile and should expect to be traveling long distances in remote locations to get to their project sites. Additionally, many field based work hitches will be tent-based camping. Members will be expected to work together to ensure that all SCA equipment, vehicles, trailer, and tools are properly maintained and ready for use in the field. Personal vehicles are not recommended for this project. Crew members will have access to an SCA vehicle for transportation to and from work projects. ? Member ResponsibilitiesEnsure project, crew community, basecamp, vehicles, and general safety standards are upheld; full engagement is expected in all work projects and community activities Interfacing with general public and partner organizations in a manner that re?ects positively upon the crew, organization, and agency Take on role of Hitch Leader for at least one hitch, serving as a professional liaison with SCA Project Leaders, handling the logistics of a project, meal planning, delegating responsibilities, developing emergency response plans, and completing all necessary?paperwork. Recording work totals and creating reports for submission to agency partners; this will include GPS field data collection and post-processing. Member QualificationsCommitment to living and working within an intensive crew environment; interpersonal skills and community living experience are pluses Commitment to service in working conditions that will include: extreme heat, extreme cold, high winds, and precipitation Ability to enroll in AmeriCorps Education Award Program Ability to pass SCA background check Valid drivers license; ability to pass Motor Vehicle Records check preferredThis position is part of a specialized SCA AmeriCorps program and if you are selected, you will be serving as an SCA AmeriCorps member. To be eligible for this position you must have served as an AmeriCorps member less than 4 timesThe COVID-19 pandemic has required SCA to implement several safety protocols and policies to help our teams manage the risks associated with the pandemic. Please review the documents below for SCAs updated organizational response plan and participant agreement form to learn more how our teams will be operating in the field. SCA COVID-19 Response Plan (/:b:/g/personal/pgallo/_thesca/_org/EZf3PjFa-ghMsdeh6xv-IuEBu5caoPHz0Ys1FVOcXSoo4Q?e=b3fkPm) (updated 1/27/2021) SCA COVID-19 Participant Agreement Form (/:b:/g/personal/pgallo/_thesca/_org/EWAwxe41621MuH1DjHxgzNgB8INYfyCrwYI4GDlcf6LHeQ?e=4P2p4E) (updated 1/27/2021) For Members who have accepted this position (Please click on the links below to review the steps you need to take to prepare for your position) Preparing for your Corps Team Position (/prepare-your-corps-team-position#printchecklist) Onboarding for Your Corps Team Position Trail Corps Team Gear List (/:w:/g/personal/pgallo/_thesca/_org/EaK7d5lZQYhDjudmnXlOg7sBTlMnYFKOZmEb4vou11N53Q?e=hGLh1J) + Location Description Trinity Alps Wilderness in northern California. + Training Provided cross cut saw, wilderness first aid Main Area of Focus Backcountry/Trail work Education, Training & Skills Expected Ecology & Restoration some coursework or experience Backpacking competent without supervision Camping competent without supervision GPS competent with supervision Hand Tools competent with supervision Trail Maintenance some experience Further Details AmeriCorps Eligible Eligible Driving Logistics Valid Drivers License Needed Indoor/Outdoor Outdoor US Citizenship Not Required

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