Adult Crews

SCC empowers individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment. 

The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization. The SCC selects young adults, generally ages 18-25, to complete conservation work projects on public lands throughout the Southwest. SCC programs encourage environmental stewardship, foster community partnerships, and emphasize experiential learning. The majority of SCC’s programs are residential programs, with crews camping in either front-country or back-country settings for 4-10 day periods; schedules may vary by program and region. SCC serves a diverse population that is representative of the Southwest; including youth, graduates, veterans, and a cross-section of ethnicities and income levels.

Los Valles - Salida, CO

No Positions available at this time. Please check back this winter for summer 2018 positions.

Four Corners - Durango, CO

Fall Positions have been filled at this time. Please check back this winter for summer 2018 positions.



Dolores River Restoration Strike Team Member 

Approximate Dates: Sept 11- Dec 8 (13 weeks) (paid)

Wages: $400 per week, plus a $1,527 AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion

Application Deadline: August 21st or until filled

2 Positions Available

The Strike Team will typically work four, 10 hour days per week. As part of the Dolores River Restoration Partnership, this team of 3 people will help ensure continued progress of restoration sites along the Dolores River. Project work will consist of treatment of herbaceous weeds and tamarisk retreatment at multiple sites along the riparian corridor. The intern will learn or review the hands-on details of herbicide application with support from the BLM and Field Supervisor. Ready to spend your fall along one of Colorado’s most scenic rivers and get rid of some invasives while you’re at it? Apply Now



Contact Us

Contact Teresa (tditore@conservationlegacy.org) or Ryan (rbrink@conservationlegacy.org) or reach them at 970-259-8607 for Durango programs.

Contact Rob or Aubrey in Salida
Rob: robert@conservationlegacy.org  Aubrey: aubrey@conservationlegacy.org or give us a call at 719-539-2438 for Salida and the San Luis Valley crew programs.

Contact Chako at chako@conservationlegacy.org or 505-870-4810 for  Navajo programs.

Contact Aaron at aaron@conservationlegacy.org or 505-552-4084 for  Acoma, NM programs.

Contact Ryan A. at raguilar@conservationlegacy.org or 505-870-0101 for Zuni, NM Programs.

Contact Lauren VanVilet at lauren@conservationlegacy.org or call 970-259-8607 for Internship Opportunities