Sierra Corps Forestry Fellowship





Program Overview


What: Sierra Corps is a Forestry Fellowship program implemented by the Sierra Nevada Alliance that aims to increase workforce capacity for forest health restoration and biomass utilization projects in the Sierra and Cascades.  Beginning in early 2020, the Alliance will place six Fellows with partner organizations throughout the region for ten months to two years of forest-health related employment.  Fellows will bring their education, skills, and expertise to engage in paid fellowships that provide assistance in assessment, planning, project permitting, project management, and other essential forest restoration implementation tasks.  Sierra Corps Fellows will receive a salary, healthcare benefits, and industry related technical trainings during the fellowship.


Why: Advance your career in environmental conservation and forest health by working as a Sierra Corps Fellow.  Fellows will be placed to work at environmental organizations throughout the Sierra to help build their organization and region’s capacity to complete meaningful forest health work. Sierra Corps Fellows will receive a salary, healthcare benefits, and industry related technical trainings during the fellowship.  Many of the participating Host Site organizations have a desire to hire Fellows on as staff upon completion of the Fellowship.  If you have a desire to live and work in the Sierra and a passion for preserving the Range of Light, apply to be a Sierra Corps Fellow.


Location: The 400-mile long Sierra Nevada range is the geographic backbone of California, encompassing over 33,000 square miles, comprising all or part of 22 counties, and 24 major watersheds. These forested watersheds provide 60% of California’s developed water supply. In addition, the Sierra is also home to 50% of all plant species in California, and 400 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Fellowship positions will be scattered throughout the Sierra.  Specific locations will be announced on Friday, October 4, 2019.  All position for this round are located within California and most of the positions will be located in small, rural communities surrounded by outdoor recreation opportunities, wilderness areas and State and National Parks.  Examples of Sierra communities that Fellows are likely to work in include: West Point, Burney, Porterville, Nevada City, Sierraville, or Sonora. *Please note these are EXAMPLES of communities Fellows could work in and we do not guarantee positions are available in these towns.*


The application period for two Sierra Corps positions is now open.  Visit the application page HERE for more information and to apply.

The Problem

Forests of the Sierra are in dire need of massive restoration efforts. The Sierra Corps Fellowship Program will contribute to the needed increase in pace and scale of forest restoration in the Region by expanding skilled workforce capacity.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]