In the Berkshires and nearby New York and Connecticut, our trail crews maintain existing trails and build new trails for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Trustees of Reservations, Columbia Land Conservancy and other conservation organizations.  Our Conservation Crew members will collect environmental data at road crossing infrastructure as part of community preparedness for climate change. Crew Members work on crews of 6-8 youth and one crew leader. Over the course of the season crew members:

  • learn the skills necessary to the various jobs with which they are tasked;
  • acquire knowledge and familiarity with the tools and vocabulary required to accomplish the work;
  • receive on-site training by community specialists, ranging in topic from species identification to stone wall construction;
  • engage in daily journaling exercises;
  • connect with community conservation partners;
  • find new areas of the Berkshires and Columbia County to know and love;
  • earn money;
  • and have a blast!

We are currently hiring for our 2023 Fall Trail Crew