The SCA New Hampshire Conservation Corps is a partnership between the Student Conservation Association, The New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and AmeriCorps. Since 1994, the SCA New Hampshire Conservation Corps has provided nearly one million hours of service to the lands and people of New Hampshire. Each year, volunteers contribute tens of thousands of service hours, providing environmental education programming to the state’s residents and visitors, and completing conservation service projects that improve and protect the state’s recreational, environmental, and cultural resources.
The mission of the SCA New Hampshire Corps is to serve the communities and public lands of New Hampshire while building leadership and technical skills in the conservation ﬁeld. SCA New Hampshire Corps members perform direct hands-on service while developing their ethic of service and citizenship. These highly motivated young adults, usually ages 21-29, enhance and protect natural areas through environmental education programs, interpretive ranger programs, and conservation stewardship projects that include trail and recreational management projects as well other land and historic preservation projects.
The SCA New Hampshire Conservation Corps is currently hiring Field Crew Members and Interpretive Rangers. Both positions will live and learn alongside one another during the beginning of the program before splitting up to complete their specific service activities for the rest of the program. The program hires 18 Field Crew Members and nine Interpretive Rangers to assist the state each year.
New Hampshire Conservation Corps – Field Crew Member
This position serves communities throughout New Hampshire by completing conservation service projects to improve and protect the state’s natural, cultural and recreational resources from the Atlantic Coast to the White Mountains and beyond. Expected dates: April 1 – Oct. 31, 2024. Pay: Living Allowance, $6,820.
New Hampshire Conservation Corps – Interpretive Ranger
This position serves communities throughout New Hampshire by providing environmental education programs to the state’s residents and visitors through the Discover the Power of Parks program. In this program you will connect residents and visitors through fun and engaging programs to connect visitors with the natural, cultural, and recreational resources of New Hampshire State Parks. Expected dates: April 1 – Oct. 31, 2024. Pay: Living Allowance, $6,820.
Field Crew Member Additional Position Benefits:
Interpretive Ranger Additional Position Benefits:
Field Crew Partners include the State of New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation, federal land management agencies, county conservation districts, town conservation commissions, local land trusts and other environmental non-profits throughout New Hampshire. Some of the program’s major partners over the past 28 years include:
Interpretive Ranger Partners include New Hampshire State Parks and educational organizations and institutions throughout the state. Some of the recurring partners include:
New Hampshire State Parks
The New Hampshire Conservation Corps is unique in that it is based within Bear Brook State Park at Spruce Pond Camp, which was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration in the late 1930s and early 1940s. The camp’s location in the middle of a 10,000-acre park has access to forty miles of trails for exploring, making it an idyllic setting for living, learning, and immersing oneself in all things nature and outdoor recreation.
The program’s AmeriCorps members have served over one million hours protecting the state’s natural, cultural, and recreational resources, as well as educating the public on all things related to the environment and responsible recreation in New Hampshire.
Davis Brush, Program Director, NH Conservation Corps
Phone: (603) 504-3202