The Squam Lakes Conservation Society has hired two Lakes Region Conservation Corps members our 2024 season. If you are interested in the LRCC AmeriCorps program, below is a link for more information. 

Key responsibilities:

You will encounter a wide range of activities in the Squam Watershed while interacting with this unique community. You will be expected to serve both indoors and outdoors. While much of your time will be focused on stewardship of conserved lands, you will be involved in all aspects of land trust responsibilities. The following is a partial list of skills and experiences you can expect to develop:

      • Monitor conservation easements, which entail walking property lines and trails and reviewing easement documents to ensure conservation goals are met.
      • Assist with volunteers to provide training and other support in various capacities.
      • Perform land management activities on SLCS preserves, including general land management, boundary line maintenance, and invasive plant management and removal.
      • Utilize social media skills to advance SLCS’s mission.
      • Organize events and deliver programs such as leading interpretive walks.
      • Help with new land acquisition projects, conduct field assessments, assist with baseline documentation reports, and identify areas of special conservation value.
      • Utilize GIS mapping and Avenza to update and improve the delivery of conservation planning and stewardship.
      • Conduct trail maintenance.
      • Be an active member of a small but highly experienced team.
      • Interact with other LRCC AmeriCorps Members for community projects.
      • Collect and report data including but not limited to record keeping, field data collection and entry, and biweekly timesheets.
      • Receive performance evaluations mid-term and end-of-term.

Must meet the Corporation for National Community Service’s minimum requirements:

        • Must be 18 years of age by May 20, 2024
        • Must be covered by health insurance for duration of program
        • Able to operate independently and within a group
        • Must be comfortable living and serving with another person
        • Must clear all required National Service Criminal History Checks as outlined in the 45 CFR §2540.200-206;
        • Must be a high school graduate, GED recipient, or must be attaining a high school diploma or GED during their term of service;
        • Must be a US citizen, US national, or legal permanent resident of the US
        • Must pass all certification exams

Training/support provided:

      • Wilderness First Aid Certification- CPR Certification
      • Conservation Easement Monitoring Training
      • NH Safe Boating certification
      • NH Commercial boating license
      • Loan deferment and interest forbearance for qualified student loans during service term
      • SLCS provides comfortable housing for two people
      • $772.17 biweekly living allowance (before taxes)
      • AmeriCorps Segal Education Award of $3447.50 (upon completion of a min. of 900 hrs.)

Your Commitment:

May 20, 2024 through October 30, 2024. This AmeriCorps program is dependent on the completion of 900 hours over the course of the program in order to receive the AmeriCorps Segal Education Award of $3447.50. This is an average 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday, with possible weekend events. 

2023  AmeriCorps member Erika Looman with fellow SLA AmeriCorps renovating the cabin on Hersey Mountain.

2022 AmeriCorps members, Emily and Emerson (M&M for short) keeping the view at Doublehead looking amazing.

2021 AmeriCorps members Cat and Skye putting in some miles to conduct some of our annual easement monitoring.

2020 AmeriCorps members Ben and Sophie putting the finishing touches on a kiosk for Unsworth Preserve.