Conservation Corps

Intern in One of America’s Premier Parks or Forests

Our Conservation Corps provides a unique experience for students, especially those interested in natural resource conservation, biology, natural history, and environmental science. For eleven weeks, RMC-CC crews work side by side with park and forest service teams in Rocky Mountain National Park and National Forests constructing and maintaining trails, restoring historic buildings and learning from an expert park and forest managers.

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Application OPEN for 2020 Season

The upcoming RMC-CC season is from Late May through early August 2020. The 2020 program will include several crews, each with five – six students including a crew leader.

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If you are having trouble with the online application form, please find the application materials below and send your completed application to


  • Crew Leaders: Crew leaders must have previous trail crew and leadership experience.
  • Crew Members: Crew members must be over the age of 18 as of May 26, 2020 and a recent high school graduate or currently enrolled college student. No experience is necessary to apply as a crew member, just the desire and ability to work hard with a team and learn new skills in the outdoors.


Field Institute classes conducted by experts in natural and cultural history provide an educational foundation for this AmeriCorps program. Members will receive a biweekly living stipend during the program and an AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program. All work clothing, housing, and gear are provided by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy

2019 Leader and Member Information (Updated announcements and information for 2020 season coming in late Fall 2019)

Crew Locations and Housing

Crews are located throughout Rocky Mountain National Park and the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests located in Northern Colorado. In Rocky Mountain National park, two crews work on the east side of the Continental Divide, near the town of Estes Park, CO. Within the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests crews work out of the Boulder, Canyon Lakes, and Sulphur Ranger Districts. Check out the GIS Story Map for details on crew locations and projects.

From furnished bunk houses provided by the National Park Service and US forest Service to the back-country camping in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest, your housing will be fully provided by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.

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