Seasonal Stewardship Program 

The Seasonal Stewardship Program (SSP) is an innovative AmeriCorps program designed to provide hands on training and experience to those interested in pursuing employment with conservation corps, land and water resource management agencies, and other outdoor careers. The SSP integrates team-based work projects, education, and on-site vocational training into an experience that prioritizes personal growth, and the development of conservation work skills. Participants will develop technical skills working on a variety of conservation projects while developing the soft skills needed to be successful in the outdoor industry.

A critical element of the SSP is the educational curriculum that accompanies the experience. The SSP curriculum is based around preparing the next generation of stewardship leaders to work in the outdoor industry. Lessons range from group dynamics and environmental policy to stewardship and resource management. The SSP education experience is seminar based and requires inquisitive group participation.  Lessons are planned for only a few nights each week. As a part of the inclusive experience each member will be responsible for creating and presenting a lesson in the final weeks of the program.

This is a team-based experience where you learn by doing! You will graduate with sore muscles, technical skills, and a much stronger resume for employment in the outdoor industry. At the successful completion of the program, you will receive an AmeriCorps Education Award that will help you meet your educational goals or be used to pay off student loans.

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Fall Positions


Oregon Fall Crew
SSP participants spend eight weeks camping, working and travelling together as a six-person team. You can expect to work on physically challenging conservation projects in any kind of weather, gaining hands on experience in the groundwork of stewardship. Each day, you will return to camp after work and participate in community activities, including meal prep, water collection and treatment, and tool maintenance, followed by a family style dinner. Evenings will be spent on various educational and recreational activities, including formal lessons taught by team members, group discussions, and stargazing around the campfire.

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Boise Idaho Fall Crew
SSP participants spend eight weeks camping, working and travelling together as a six-person team. You can expect to work on physically challenging conservation projects in any kind of weather, gaining hands on experience in the groundwork of stewardship. Each day, you will return to camp after work and participate in community activities, including meal prep, water collection and treatment, and tool maintenance, followed by a family style dinner. Evenings will be spent on various educational and recreational activities, including formal lessons taught by team members, group discussions, and stargazing around the campfire.

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Coos Bay Mountain Bike Crew
The Coos Bay Mountain Bike Crew will work closely with Coos County and the Oregon Coast Visitors Association to create a professional-grade mountain bike trail system. This trail will preserve the surrounding area, give the community better access to its public lands, and provide opportunities for visitors and the local economy. Crews will receive trainings appropriate for each project they will encounter.

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Season Session Dates
Fall Boise Idaho Crew Aug. 14 – Oct. 19
Fall Eugene Oregon Crew Sept. 15 – November 10
Fall Coos Bay Crew Sept. 11 – end of Oct.


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