Conservation Corps

Serve in One of America’s Premier National Parks or Forests

Our Conservation Corps provides a unique experience for young adults, especially those interested in natural resource conservation, biology, natural history, and environmental science. For eleven weeks, crews work side by side with Rocky Mountain National Park and Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests’ crews constructing and maintaining trails, restoring historic buildings, and learning from expert NPS and USFS land managers.

The Rocky Mountain Conservancy-Conservation Corps is an AmeriCorps Program through The Corps Network.

Please visit the Conservation Programs Blog for updates on the Conservation Corps program.


Crew Leader and Member Information and Application Materials – Applications Now CLOSED for 2021 Season

The upcoming RMC-CC season is from Late May through early August 2021, with possible extension into Fall 2021.


  • 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 June 1, 2021. 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.

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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