Philmont Scout Ranch Conservation Training Opportunities
The Conservation Department at Philmont Scout Ranch has many opportunities for youth and adults to learn about conservation project planning and implementation. All programs are led by well-trained, interesting instructors with the skills and education to give you the experience you need. With options for youth as young as 14 through adults of any age on our staff, there really is something for everyone. Space is available in all programs for 2016, and generous scholarships are available.
Roving Outdoor Conservation School
All of Philmont is your laboratory during this 21-day adventure. The Roving Outdoor Conservation School (ROCS) gives students an in-depth look at modern land management practices and the natural sciences behind them. ROCS is packed with hands-on activities, conservation projects, field research experience, and, of course, Philmont’s other world-class programs. A unique component of this program is the chance to meet and work with natural resource professionals from Philmont’s public and private land partners. Your mind and body will be put to the test as you explore 250,000 acres of New Mexico’s high country.
Trail Crew Trek
Master the art and science of trail construction during this 14-day, project-driven experience. Learn the ins and outs of conservation project management, and return home with the skills and knowledge to confidently take on the challenges in your local parks and communities. First, your co-ed crew will tackle a weeklong trail construction project on the Chase Ranch. Then, you will have the opportunity work on other conservation projects and participate in some classic Philmont programs as you spend a week exploring the ranch.
Conservation Seasonal Staff
The best way to gain professional experience in conservation work, project management, crew leadership, or experiential education is to join our seasonal staff. If you are over 18 years old, this is an awesome opportunity to learn from some of the best in the industry. Working in the Conservation Department can give you the trail construction, forestry, wildland restoration, GIS, invasive species, education, or recreation management skills you need to succeed in a natural resources career. You can use your time here to meet your educational goals through an internship, directed study, or undergraduate research experience. With over 20 different jobs, there is sure to be one you are stoked about.
Philmont jobs: http://www.philmontscoutranch.org/Jobs.aspx
Conservation Department: http://www.philmontscoutranch.org/Resources//Philmont/Resources/LandManagement/Conservation.aspx