Forest Stewards Youth Corps - summer
Now hiring for 2020 FSYC Summer positions!
The Mission of the FSYC is to provide employment, training, and educational opportunities for high school aged youth in rural New Mexican communities. FSYC participants learn about forest management, fire ecology, watershed health, and wildlife ecology all while earning a paycheck. Many crew members go on to pursue careers and higher education in natural resource management.
This is great news for many employers too, who say it is difficult to find experienced local help, particularly in natural resource management. FSYC crews work to:
- Protect and restore public lands and waters, and natural, cultural, and historical resources,
- Increase public access while promoting local economies and outdoor recreation,
- Perform noxious weed removal on USFS land,
- Build or repair fencing to protect natural and historical resources,
- Build and maintain public recreation trails,
- Create resilient landscapes and fire adapted communities,
- Improve facilities, wells, and cattle guards,
- Restore riparian areas in key watersheds,
- Install wildlife-friendly fencing and restore endangered species habitat.
Do you like the outdoors? Are you looking for a summer job? Then you should apply to be a Forest Stewards Youth Corps (FSYC) Crew Member!
FSYC has summer and fall programs with crews based out of U.S. Forest Service Ranger Stations. FSYC Crew Members complete natural resource management projects (trail work, recreation management, cultural and biological monitoring etc.) and receive training and mentorship from USFS and Forest Stewards Guild employees.
Summer Crew Member positions lasts from June 1st - July 31st. There will be a mandatory overnight training June 2nd - June 4th. Crew Members will earn $10.00/hour. Duty stations for the summer program are Mt. Taylor, Las Vegas/Pecos, Coyote, and Mountainair USFS Ranger Stations. While FSYC crews will be based out of USFS Ranger Stations, Crew Members will be employees of the Forest Stewards Guild.
Please view the position details below and contact Matt Piccarello (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Corps Stats 2009 - 14
FSYC program accomplishments on-the-ground:
- Noxious weed removal = 1,206 acres
- Fence built or repaired = 120 miles
- Trail built or maintained = 69 miles
- Fire line made/rehabilitated = 26 mi
- Hazardous fuels removed = 892 ac
- Facilities improved = 128
- Riparian and watershed restoration = 316 ac
- Wildlife related improvements = 47
- Timber marked for treatments = 2,845 ac
Press and reports
- KSFR's "Healthy Women" featured Forest Stewards Guild YCC crew leader Selina Chacon and NM YCC Exec Director Sarah Wood, Sept 2020.
- Forest Stewards Guild trains area teens in natural resource management, Santa Fe Public Radio, June 2017.
- 2016 program description
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