“The WisCorps crew are the people responsible for the dirty, gritty aspect of conservationism.” -2016 Fall WisCorps Conservation Crew Member
WisCorps crews work in a variety of Wisconsin’s parks, natural areas, and trails. Crew members will be supervised by experienced adult crew leaders. Crews work Monday through Friday, and together to complete projects such as:
- Trail building
- Invasive Species management
- Carpentry (Constructing bridges, boardwalks)
- Habitat restoration
- Accessible trails
WisCorps crews live sustainably, unplugged, and follow Leave No Trace principles. Crews work and live together (except Mayor’s and WORKS crews) throughout the experience. During the experience, crew members work together to eat healthy and minimize their impact on the earth. Enjoy the simple life of campfires, reading books, journaling, talking to fellow crew-mates!
On the weekends, conservation crews stay together to explore or travel to their next project site (except for Mayor’s or WORKS crews). We believe that staying together throughout the experience, creates a close knit community, ask any WisCorps alumni. This is a great opportunity to explore Wisconsin’s best kept secret natural areas, local festivals, or farmer’s markets!
Responsibilities & Qualifications
- Work hard as a team to accomplish project goals
- Maintain high standards of personal safety both on and off the work-site
- Abide by all WisCorps policies and procedures
- Remain drug, tobacco, and alcohol free while with your crew
- 16-25 years old (see crew descriptions here)
- Highly self-motivated, hardworking, confident, autonomous
- Relish rugged working conditions
- Ready to undergo a criminal background check
See our Frequently Asked Questions page!
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