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Working Lands Climate Corps Member

Utah State University - Utah Conservation Corps

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Opportunity summary

Term length

05/15/24 - 11/14/24

Application window

04/28/24 - 09/30/24

Location

Richfield, Utah

Hourly pay equivalent

$17.65

Project summary

A program of the American Climate Corps, the Working Lands Climate Corps will engage at least 100 young adults in technical skills training in climate-smart agriculture and forestry practices at host sites across the country.

Opportunity description

The WLCC members will assist County Extension, NRCS, and local conservation districts with conservation technical assistance in data collection for an elk grazing impact study. Members will collect grazing samples alongside trail camera images and video data, observation data of herd numbers in a selected timeframe, and drone data. In addition, the members will assist Extension in conservation technical assistance in assessing the grazing habits of cattle throughout Sevier County.

Benefits

  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Childcare

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

Be at least 17 years old at the start of service. Have a high school diploma or equivalent or agree to obtain a high school diploma prior to using the earned education award. Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States. Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria. Other qualifications may be required by the host site.

Preferred qualifications

Proficient computer skills (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint). Need to be able to present and verbalize data and report results. Must be comfortable with public speaking. Needs to be flexible in different environments, may be required to assist in office work some days or field work depending on schedule and weather. Ability to lift 50 pounds. Ability to hike several hours over rough terrain in summer and winter conditions. Must be able to take field notes without use of electronics.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Forestry
  • Environmental Justice
  • Climate Smart Agriculture and Sustainable Farming
  • Natural Resource Preservation and Conservation

Work environment

  • Individual placement
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor