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Bootprnt.gif (2102 bytes)WODC is now accepting applications for the 2005 Trail Crew

The WODC is currently seeking applicants for the 2005 summer season.  This year's work will focus on heavy trail reconstruction using hand tools and rigging!  The summer will provide a wide-ranging experience you're sure to remember!

The 2002 crew report will give you a good idea of what you expect, or you can read the report of one crew member.  You may also want to review the WODC Trail Crew Handbook (1MB PDF file), as well as the WODC guide to Trail Tending.

bulletCrew Members are being recruited through the Resource Assistant program of the Student Conservation Association. These are 12-week volunteer positions, with participants  receiving free housing, a travel and food allowance, and an educational grant through the SCA.  If you're interested in joining the crew, please visit the SCA web site and search for "WODC" to see our specific position, or you may go directly to the 2005 listing.
 
  Summer Crew
Crew Size 4 crew members (normally 2 male & 2 female)
Crew season 5/23 - 8/12   Arrive anytime on May 22 - Leave anytime on August 13
Planned work Trail reconstruction and general maintenance, including blow-down removal, brushing, drainage clearing, water-bar construction, rock and log steps.
Required skills Prior hiking experience, good endurance and physical condition, and the desire to make an important contribution to the trails.  Wilderness first aid training is a plus, but not required.
Other requirements A commitment to low impact hiking and camping practices is essential.
Basic first aid skills and/or certification are desirable.
Work environment Eight weeks of the season will be spent at a backcountry worksite, where the crew will be camped for four nights each week.  Much of the work will be with the Sandwich Range Wilderness, and will be performed entirely with hand tools and minimum-impact techniques intended to minimize human impacts.
Training & supervision Crew members will learn a wide range of skills from basic trail maintenance with hand tools, to advanced reconstruction work with hoists and skylines.
Overnight accommodations Housing will be provided at the Mead Conservation Center - a historic farmhouse at the edge of the White Mountain National Forest.
Work Week 40-45 hours per week (structured to meet educational grant requirements)
Benefits: Crew Members As SCA volunteers, the crew members are reimbursed for travel costs, and receive a weekly subsistence allowance to cover food and other expenses.  They may also eligible for a $1150 tuition grant upon completion of 450 hours of work.  (Grant availability may vary.  Check with SCA for details.)

If you wish to join the crew, you must apply through SCA.

For further information please follow the links at the top of this page or contact trails@wodc.org

 

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