WODC is now accepting applications for
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!
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.
|Crew 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
directly to the 2005 listing.|
||4 crew members
(normally 2 male & 2 female)
||5/23 - 8/12 Arrive
anytime on May 22 -
Leave anytime on August
||Trail reconstruction and general maintenance, including blow-down
removal, brushing, drainage clearing, water-bar construction, rock and log
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.
||A commitment to low impact
hiking and camping practices is essential.
Basic first aid skills and/or certification
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.
||Crew members will
learn a wide range of skills from basic trail maintenance with hand
tools, to advanced reconstruction work with hoists and skylines.
be provided at the Mead Conservation Center - a historic farmhouse at the edge of
the White Mountain National Forest.
||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