The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) in partnership with the Ashley National Forest is advertising a Forestry Technician (Recreation) Corpsmember. These are 3 to 5 months (depending upon the position) of full-time work experience from approximately mid-late May through mid-late September 2023.
The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) is Utah's award-winning, and nationally recognized statewide Conservation Corps headquartered in Logan, Utah at Utah State University's main campus. The UCC has been Utah's largest environmental AmeriCorps program since 2001, completing service work on public lands, in communities, and with various organizations throughout the state.
Two (2) positions in Dutch John, Utah (River Ranger)
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Assists river crew by patrolling river corridors and initiates public contact to enhance the user’s river experience and protect the river resources through the dispersal of information. Assures recreation areas are maintained in accordance with standards. Constructs and rehabilitates minor recreation facilities and makes safety checks of public use areas taking corrective action when necessary.
Housing: Seasonal government housing may be available in Dutch John, UT at a rate of $10.43 per day.
Application Deadline: April 10, 2023 (or until filled up to May 1, 2023)
Interviews: These will occur as qualified applications are received.
Type of position: Work as a member of the Recreation Crew on Ashley National Forest
Service Dates May – September 2023
Length of Term: 12 to 20 weeks (depending upon position)
Along with the online application, please attach:
In addition to submitting your online application, please send an email to the contact below to notify of your intent to apply for the position and which location. Write “Flaming Gorge Recreation Crew Corps Member” in the subject line of your email.
Jayson Roundy, Special Uses Permit Administrator
Flaming Gorge Ranger District
P.O. Box 279, 25 W. Hwy 43
Manila, UT 84046
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The position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including heavy lifting (50 pounds) and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects. Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting. Additionally, the work environment can include confined or narrow spaces. Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment.
The Ashley National Forest encompasses about a million and a half acres in northeastern Utah and southwestern Wyoming. The Forest lies in three geographical areas: the east-west range of the Uinta Mountains, the Green River Basin, and the Tavaputs Plateau. Elevations range from 6,000 feet to 13,528 feet.
Steep canyons, high mountain peaks, glaciated basins, large open meadows, and desert badlands produce a rich diversity of vegetation and wildlife. The grasses and shrubs of the high mountain desert are replaced by pinyon and juniper as the elevation rises. In mid-elevation areas, aspen dominates and becomes mixed with conifer. Higher up, the vegetation changes to conifer forest composed of ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, fir, and spruce. Wildlife is abundant. Larger species include black bear, mountain lion, moose, elk, mule deer, pronghorn, mountain goats, and bighorn sheep.
Neighboring lands include the Uinta and Ouray Indian Reservation to the south, the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest to the west and north, and a mixture of Bureau of Land Management, State of Utah, and private lands to the east and southeast. Compared with other National Forests, relatively few small tracts of private land lie within the Ashley's boundary.
The High Uintas Wilderness, established by Congress in 1984, comprises nearly one-half million acres in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache and Ashley National Forests. Within the wilderness, elevations range from 8,000 feet to 13,582 feet at the top of Kings Peak, the highest mountain in Utah. The Uinta Mountain range runs east to west, from the Wasatch Mountains into Colorado. Pre-Cambrian rock formed from sediments laid down 600 million years ago makes up the core of the range. Glacial activity carved deep canyons and left a spectacular landscape of rolling, treeless peaks and stratified ridges interspersed with broad meadows and numerous lakes.
The Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area lies in the northeast part of the Forest. Flaming Gorge Reservoir extends almost 90 miles into Wyoming and offers outstanding fishing and boating opportunities. Record-breaking German brown trout and large lake and rainbow trout have been taken from its waters. The Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area has three marinas and many campgrounds, some of which are open year-round.
The Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam is a world-famous blue-ribbon trout stream. The Little Hole National Recreation Trail parallels the river 7.3 miles from the Dam to the Little Hole Recreation Complex.
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