There are several ways for supporters and public land defenders to join the ranks of our Service Program and serve with SUWA in the field. Please review the abstracts below. Complete position roles and responsibilities are forthcoming. If you have any questions, contact our Service Program Director.
Field Volunteer Crewmember
The backbone of our Service Program, our Crew Members join for a single project or a multi-project season, traveling wide and far across Utah’s magnificent and diverse public lands to serve hands-on reclamation and wilderness protection projects. Commitments vary from 1-2 days up to a week and are determined on a project by project basis. To join our monthly mailing list and stay informed as to the latest projects and opportunities, Apply Now.
The Wilderness Stewards are our local eyes and ears on the ground. Typically based in the county in which they reside, our Stewards maintain a regular schedule of public lands monitoring, focused on wilderness study areas (WSAs), lands with wilderness characteristics (LWCs), natural areas, America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act parcels (ARRWA), and more. Our Wilderness Stewards ensure ongoing impacts and illegal actions committed on Utah’s public lands are reported swiftly and effectively. Through field data collected on independent and group outings, our Service Program develops comprehensive project proposals, keeping our Field Volunteer Crews busy and our public lands protected.
Our Wilderness Stewards program is dependent upon local volunteers across the state. Regional Wilderness Steward training sessions are organized periodically.
To propose organizing a chapter in your region, county or community, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Field Volunteer Crew Leader [currently closed to new applications]
Select Crew Leader positions are available for the 2019 season for individuals (or couples) with a depth of experience on Utah’s public lands and a history of backcountry or outdoor volunteer management. SUWA’s Crew Leaders facilitate [1-2] day service projects in backcountry and frontcountry settings across Utah. Crew Leaders work directly with our Service Program Director and a coordinating Federal or State Agency counterpart to ensure smooth, strategic and effective service projects. Contact email@example.com to learn more.