ACE Conservation - Pacific West - Restoration/Chainsaw Training w/USFS and NPS

American Conservation Experience

About the organization

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities that harness the idealism and energy of a volunteer labor force to help restore America’s public lands. ACE is grounded in the philosophy that cooperative labor on meaningful conservation projects fosters cross-cultural understanding and operates on the belief that challenging volunteer service unites people of all backgrounds in common cause.


Serve in the environmental sector of AmeriCorps! Help our countries public lands by partnering with the USFS and NPS this season!

AmeriCorps Members in our Crew program will spend several months learning techniques of conservation and land management while training on invasive species mitigation, wildfire fuels reduction, forestry techniques, and other environmental restoration projects under the guidance of ACE’s most highly skilled staff members. The goal of the position is to accomplish meaningful project work for a variety of public land management agencies while becoming proficient in advanced field techniques. Members can expect an advanced opportunity with a 900-hour membership, often taking part in more than one field project over the duration of their AmeriCorps term. With the longer timeline, more complex training and techniques can be included such as power tool use(chainsaw), Wilderness First Aid certification, and more prevalence for backcountry camping through the summer dry season.



Other Requirements:
• US Citizens and US permanent residents
• To prove eligibility and citizenship, members must be able to provide ORIGINALS of the following documents: 1) Social Security card, 2) Passport or Birth certificate, 3) Photo ID (passport, driver’s license, military license/ID, or student ID)
• The minimum age to serve with ACE is 18. United States Public Land Corps (PLC) legislation targets applicants of 18-35 years of age in this opportunity.
• Public (government) or private medical insurance coverage for the duration of participation
• ACE provides tents to all members, but all other camping items such as all-leather boots (no exterior mesh or fabric), sleeping bags, backpacks, water containers, and raingear must be provided by the applicant



$140/week allowance plus housing, meals, transport

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]


Upload all requested documents including your motivation statement, resume, and 3 professional references. Rather than a traditional cover letter, please include a motivation statement which sincerely describes your interests, skills, professional goals, and any other relevant information in regards to this opportunity. This is your opportunity to stand out and express why this professional development program is right for you, in your own words.

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