Lakes Region Conservation Corps

The Lakes Region Conservation Trust is excited to join the Lakes Region Conservation Corps Program as one of the host sites for summer 2022!

LRCT’s Lakes Region Conservation Corps (AmeriCorps) Program:

Application Deadline: April 01, 2022

The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps state service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals by providing hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications. The program is based out of the Squam Lakes Association. Conservation Corps members are a driving force behind many of the conservation efforts of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.

LRCT is currently recruiting two members to serve as Conservation Land Stewards for the LRCC 2022 Program running from May 16th through October 19th. LRCT is one of several Host Sites for the LRCC program. 

Conservation Land Stewards will gain hands-on conservation work experience and certifications over a broad range of areas to ensure they are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Applicants should demonstrate enthusiasm for conservation work, dedication to the mission of the LRCC program, enjoy hard work, and aren’t afraid to get dirty.

Projects as a Conservation Land Steward include:

  • Trail maintenance of LRCT’s 95+ miles of trails
  • Removal of terrestrial invasive plants on conservation lands
  • Monitoring LRCT preserves and conservation easements
  • Assisting with guided hikes and paddles and other in-person/virtual education and outreach events
  • Working on special property management projects such as updating property boundary markings and signage, conducting property research and record updating projects, and access improvement projects (repair/ building of kiosks and footbridges)
  • Organizing and conducting volunteer work days
  • Property hosting at many of LRCT’s premier hiking properties

Member Benefits:

  • Wilderness First Aid & CPR certifications
  • NH Commercial Boating License
  • US Forest Service Axe Training
  • Living Stipend of $534 (before taxes) distributed biweekly
  • Group housing at the Mead Base Conservation Center located in the northern part of the Lakes Region and at the foot of the White Mountains
  • AmeriCorps Segal Education Award of $3,172.50 (before taxes) upon successful completion of a minimum of 900 hours

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age by start date of your program.
  • Must be covered by health insurance for duration of program
  • Must be competent swimmer
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Able to carry and use heavy tools while hiking
  • Able to hike at least 8 miles in a day
  • Able to work independently and with a group
  • Available for duration of program (May 16th – October 19th)
  • Must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 by start date (Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law)
  • Must apply online
  • Must meet the Corporation for National Community Service’s minimum requirements:
    • Must clear all required National Service Criminal History Check
    • Must be a high school graduate, GED recipient, or must be working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during their term of service
    • Must be a US citizen, US national, or legal permanent resident of the US
  • Able to identify plants (not required)

The training, certifications, and experiences that members obtain develop important professional skills that are applicable to future careers within any occupational and educational field. To learn more about the LRCC program and to apply, please visit the Lakes Region Conservation Corps website.

If you have any specific questions about LRCT’s Conservation Land Steward position, please contact Stewardship Support & Outreach Coordinator, Micaelie O’Hare.

2019 Conservation Land Stewards

Read about the 2019 Crew and their journal!