Watershed Stewards Program Corpsmember (Fisheries and Restoration Technician)

California Conservation Corps

, CA, US

During their service, Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) Corpsmembers participate in a wide array of activities, including:

  • Regular watershed recovery and protection work which may include:
    • Field surveys of spawning grounds, habitat, or wildlife
    • Riparian restoration including planting and native species removal
    • Data entry and analysis
    • Trapping of juvenile or adult fish for counting and measurement
    • Computer modeling of natural resource data
    • Designing in-stream projects
    • Helping to remove fish passage barriers (dams, culverts)
    • And much, much more!
  • Teaching the Wonders of Watersheds (WOW!) curriculum in K-8 classrooms in underserved communities
  • Engaging their service community in watershed outreach and education
  • Creating and implementing their own Watershed Awareness Volunteer Events (WAVE) and recruiting community volunteers to complete a restoration project
  • Training, networking and professional development opportunities

Preferred Skills and Qualities for Corpsmembers:

  • Willingness and desire to learn
  • Effective communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • Willingness to relocate to Placement Site community
    • Relocation fees are not provided
    • Most Placement Site do not provide housing

Benefits Include:

  • Opportunity to make a difference in a California community
  • A monthly living stipend of $1,905
  • WSP Corpsmembers that successfully complete a Full-time 1700 hour service term will be eligible to receive a $6,195 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. Corpsmembers may use the education award to pay for current or future educational expenses at an eligible institution, to repay qualified student loans, or to do both.
  • Uniform and field gear provided
  • Occasional opportunities to visit other WSP sites
  • Mentorship from a natural resources professional
  • Hands-on training opportunities
  • Exceptional networking opportunities
  • No-cost medical insurance
  • Student loan forbearance on eligible loans
  • Valuable work experience for your future


  • At least 21 years old (current CCC Corpsmembers may be at least 18 years old)
  • High school diploma
  • U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien
  • Possess or be willing to obtain a California Driver’s License with a clean driving record (no more than 2 points)
  • 25 credits of college-level science OR six months of relevant experience in fisheries/habitat restoration related activities
  • Interest and experience in natural resources management and environmental education
  • Willingness to relocate to Placement Site community

How to Apply:

Questions or Technical Issues: Call Jody Weseman at the San Luis Obispo Office (805) 542-8461 or Greg Poulton at the Fortuna Office (707) 725-8601, or email [email protected].