Swamper Crew Positions
Wilderness Fuels Module
Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute) in collaboration with Lassen Volcanic National Park (LVNP) are providing a unique opportunity to contribute to fuels reduction activities within a designated wilderness area in a National Park unit. Qualified individuals with an interest in active management of forested landscapes for ecosystem resilience, wilderness land management, and/or the use of fire as a tool to promote ecosystem health, are encouraged to apply. Weather permitting, crew members will spend approximately 18 weeks performing fuels reduction work to promote future prescribed and/or managed fire activities.
Crew members will work as a member of a six-person crew, and under the supervision of a Crew Lead and a Wilderness Fuels Module Sawyer crew, to perform wilderness fuels reduction activities within LVNP. The position will work cooperatively to learn how to safely perform hand thinning, limbing, low-stumping, and bucking of dead and small diameter live material within a 2,400-acre unit in a designated wilderness area. The position will be responsible for rearranging fuels in preparation for future entries, including piling and lopping, and scattering. The position will periodically work with youth to accomplish project objectives. Other tasks and duties, including but not limited to mechanical hand thinning using chainsaws, may be assigned as appropriate to advance forest restoration objectives in Plumas County.
The Crew Lead will lead the team to safely buck, and limb live and dead trees using non-mechanized equipment (e.g., crosscut saws, axes, etc.) in undeveloped wilderness areas.