The WBC currently manages thousands of acres of land and assets on multiple properties in the Walker Basin, including the Walker River State Recreation Area.  Land planning activities are underway and focus on assessing public use opportunities, conservation values, long term land ownership and stewardship, and revegetation and restoration activities.

A working knowledge of, or a desire to learn more about, desert plant ecology and ecological restoration, nursery or horticultural practices, or agricultural systems and irrigation equipment is essential. The Restoration Team Members should also have a sincere interest in expanding their knowledge of Great Basin Desert ecology, restoration practices, the flora and fauna of Nevada, and agricultural methods and equipment.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Under the guidance of a WBC Technician:
  • Utilizing hand tools and backpack sprayers to conduct invasive plant removal and control.
  • Utilizing hand and power tools to conduct native plant re-vegetation and restoration.
  • Utilizing hand and power tools to conduct road decommissioning, recreation trail construction, and sign/fence installation.
  • Installing, maintaining, and operating a variety of irrigation systems for re-vegetation purposes.
  • Identify and harvest native plant seeds for use in native plant propagation and re-vegetation.
  • Communicating effectively and professionally with other members, WBC staff, agency partners, and the public.
  • Assisting with the management and supervision of community volunteers on WBC conservation projects.
  • Assisting with the inventory, maintenance, and repair of WBC tools and equipment.


  • Fall seasonal positions are open to entry level candidates, no previous conservation experience is required.
  • Willingness and ability to:
  • Work outside in unpredictable weather conditions, including extreme temperatures, independently or as part of a team.
  • Camp in undeveloped, primitive conditions for multiple days.
  • Work irregular hours, such as starting early or working more days with shorter hours, in accordance with project specific requirements and conditions.
  • Bend and crouch for long periods of time and occasionally lift heavy loads or equipment.
  • Use hand and power tools, operate motor vehicles, and work long days on labor intensive projects.
  • Use chemical herbicides in the treatment and control of invasive weeds while following strict application protocols.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Meet AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements, including:
  • Be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of service;
  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent;
  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States;
  • Pass a National Sex Offender Public Website check and National Service Criminal History Check; and
  • Be eligible to receive and AmeriCorps Education award, with a limit of four total terms in a lifetime and the equivalent of two full-time terms (3400 hours).