Spend a season contributing to meaningful landscape restoration work in a diverse and beautiful landscape recovering from the Dixie Fire.
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Cultural Resource Technician

Work in beautiful Lassen Volcanic National Park!

The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute), in cooperation with Lassen Volcanic National Park (LAVO), is hiring one Cultural Resource Technician (GS 5 or 7 equivalent) to work with and assist the LAVO Cultural Resource Manager in all tasks associated with cultural resource surveying and monitoring in the park. The work will include specific tasks such as conducting surveys for archeological sites,features and artifacts; possible testing of archeological sites; monitoring for cultural resources during implementation activities; assisting with preservation projects; assisting with data collection and management; and development of site forms and reports. This is a great opportunity to learn about the cultural resource management within a National Park through hands-on field and office duties.

The position offers a unique opportunity to visit a large area of the park and includes work in some of the most sensitive and beautiful areas within its boundaries. The Cultural Resource Technician may also participate in similar activities to advance other collaborative restoration projects in Plumas and Lassen Counties. This position is part of an exciting partnership between Sierra Institute for Community and Environment and Lassen Volcanic NP to complete a variety of important cultural resource monitoring activities.


Wilderness Trail Crew

Wilderness Trail Crew Positions working in the Lassen National Forest
WTC Ishi Wilderness 2022

Sierra Institute in collaboration with Lassen National Forest (LNF) is hiring a Wilderness Trail Crew composed of one crew leader and five crew members who will contribute to forest restoration and improvement of backcountry recreation infrastructure within designated national forest and wilderness areas of the LNF. Qualified individuals with an interest in trail work, wilderness management, and the active management of ecosystem services are encouraged to apply. The Wilderness Trail Crew will spend the season performing a variety of trail maintenance projects in Wilderness and non-wilderness areas of the LNF Almanor Ranger District. Work will include tread and drainage, brushing, log outs, and hazard tree removal. Work will be completed using hand tools, crosscut saws, and chainsaws. Project work will require backcountry spike camping. Work schedule will be four ten hour days with three days off or eight ten hour days with six days off based on project requirements. The Crew may also assist as necessary with other activities to advance landscape restoration in the region.

The Wilderness Trail Crew Members will work under the direction of a Wilderness Trail Crew Lead, Sierra Institute support staff, and Forest Service project partners to carry out various trail maintenance and restoration activities within the LNF. The crew will work cooperatively to re-establish and maintain access to designated trails in order to increase accessibility to public lands within the LNF including diverse Wilderness landscapes. One of the primary project areas is the Ishi Wilderness; a 41,000 acre Wilderness area composed of rugged river canyons dotted with basaltic outcroppings, caves, and unique pillar lava formations.

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