Hitch 9 BLM Discovery Hill
Hitch Leaders John and Dan
For our second to last hitch of the season, we worked with the BLM using vertical mulching techniques to close roads on Discovery Hill, or as we preferred to call it, Disco Hill.Read more
Created in 2009, the SCA Idaho AmeriCorps Program is designed to meet the environmental conservation, natural resource protection, community stewardship, and workforce development needs of the communities surrounded by the Salmon-Challis National Forest in Central Idaho.
The program provides ﬁve-month internships to 28 individuals serving in the Salmon-Challis National Forest region of central Idaho. Members work with Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management employees on a variety of conservation service projects throughout the area. During their service members gain outdoor leadership experience and multidisciplinary training in a variety of land management facets, which include studying forestry and fuel loads, rangeland management, wildlife management/biology, data collection using Trimble GPS units, and trail work. Members who successfully complete the program will be certified as Conservation Field Technicians by SCA.
Additionally, members of the Idaho Corps receive or have the option to receive the following trainings or certiﬁcations:
Through hands-on conservation service projects and professional trainings, SCA’s Idaho AmeriCorps program increases natural and cultural resource protection on public land throughout Idaho. Working primarily on the Salmon-Challis National Forest and surrounding Bureau of Land Management Lands in east-central Idaho, members will enhance their ﬁeld skills and career opportunities as well as impact rural Idaho communities through community outreach and volunteer engagement projects.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must pass a background check. Other requirements vary by position.
Members live in communal housing at a remote helibase deep in the forest. Most projects are ﬁeld-based hitches requiring members to camp out for up to 10 days at a time.
Contact: Tim Carroll firstname.lastname@example.org