Fisheries and Restoration Technician (WSP Corpsmember/AmeriCorps Member)

Watershed Stewards Program

About the organization

For 27 years, the Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) has been engaged in comprehensive, community-based, watershed restoration and education throughout coastal California. The primary focus of WSP is to assist communities and organizations with habitat restoration for salmonids (Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon and Steelhead Trout) in order to rehabilitate these threatened and endangered species to healthy and historic populations. Additionally, WSP provides watershed education and outreach in high-needs communities throughout the state, engages WSP Corpsmembers in volunteer recruitment efforts to increase the capacity and reach of partner organizations, and helps Corpsmembers develop into the next generation of natural resource professionals.
For more specific information about each WSP Placement Site, please refer to the WSP website:


During their service, WSP Corpsmembers participate in a wide array of activities, including:

Regular watershed recovery and protection work which may include:

Field surveys of spawning grounds, habitat, or wildlife

Riparian restoration including planting and invasive species removal

Data entry and analysis

Trapping of juvenile or adult fish for counting and measurement

Computer modeling of natural resource data

Designing in-stream projects

Helping to remove fish passage barriers (dams, culverts)

Teaching the Wonders of Watersheds (WOW!) curriculum in elementary classrooms in underserved communities

Engaging their service community in watershed outreach and education

Creating and implementing their own Watershed Awareness Volunteer Events (WAVE) and recruiting community volunteers to complete a restoration project

Training, networking and professional development opportunities


Between the ages of 18-28 (by 10/03/2021)

High school diploma

U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien

Possess or be willing to obtain a California Driver’s License with a *clean driving record

*No more than 2 points on CA driver’s record

Experience in conducting watershed restoration, conducting environmental surveys, or analyzing scientific data

Interest in environmental education and volunteer management

Willing and able to relocate to Placement Site community (relocation expenses are not provided)


$1905 monthly living stipend

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Watch the Informational Video at

Send the following to [email protected] by June 30th, 2021

Year 28 WSP Application: available under the APPLY TO WSP tab on the WSP website

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Cover Letter: addressing why you feel you need this opportunity over another candidate

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One Page Resumé: listing education and work experience.

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Letters of Recommendation: two signed LORs (may be submitted on your behalf) to [email protected]

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