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EcoRanger Waterway Restoration



Opportunity summary

Term length

5/13/2024 - 9/2/2024

Application window

4/22/2024 - 5/31/2024


Ruidoso, New Mexico

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Engage local youth in Lincoln and Otero County in waterway restoration in Lincoln National Forest. Work will be primarily in White Mountain Wilderness Area restoring streams and water ways with Wildlife Biologists and other USDA-Forest Service Smokey Bear District specialist. Work will be mostly Monday through Friday.

Opportunity description

The project/projects would include Low-tech Process-based Restoration on watersheds in the Eagle Creek Drainage. Process-based restoration includes the installation of beaver dam analogs (BDA) and post-assisted log structures following the LTPBR Restoration Guide (Wheaton et al. 2009). The project focuses on watershed restoration. Additional projects would be the maintenance and repair of wildlife waters (umbrella tanks/drinkers) that support a variety of wildlife on the district


  • Education benefit
  • Workforce credential or certificate

Requirements and qualifications


Must be able to hike 3 miles a day and carry 40-pound pack. Camping may be required on occasion.

Preferred qualifications

6 months experience with conservation Corps or other natural resource agencies.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Waterway restoration
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Rural
  • Outdoor