The Crew:

The Corps is mostly composed of young adults aged 18-25 who are considering land management as a potential career or course of study, but all ages and interests are welcome! Corps members serve as part of a 10 person team (8 crew members and 2 crew leaders) as they explore future outdoor careers, learn practical field skills, and develop confidence as emerging leaders in the field of conservation. Corps members receive living stipends, necessary tools and materials, supervision, and housing during their terms of service. Crews are trained to use a variety of hand tools to complete projects, which may include trail building, trail repair, invasive species removal, re-vegetation, riparian zone restoration, and more.

Most importantly, members are able to expand their professional network while gaining invaluable advice and insight working alongside the National Park Service, US Forest Service, South Carolina State Park Service, Palmetto Conservation Foundation’s corporate partners, and volunteers.

Crew Leaders:

Crew leaders will need to have had some exposure to similar conservation projects in the past, or extensive experience as a leader. Crew Leaders must be willing to motivate and lead crew members, work hard, maintain positive attitudes with atypical service days, and work well as part of a team.

Service Term: 1700 hours (August-July)


  • Living allowance – $24,000
  • Housing
  • Health Insurance (if eligible)
  • Transportation to and from service sites
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification
  • Chainsaw Certification
  • Eligible for a Segal Education Award upon successful completion of service

Additional qualifications:

  • Must have a valid US driver’s license
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