JOBS: Protect Against Wildfire, Get Paid and Learn Career Skills

The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians is partnering with the Northwest Youth Corps in the fall of 2023 for wildfire mitigation projects on Cow Creek Umpqua Tribal properties, providing on-the-job training for skilled land management jobs in the local community.

The Northwest Youth Corps is recruiting and assembling a Strike Team within their Community Wildfire Protection Corp (CWPC) which will be working with Cow Creek Emergency Management for several months. The Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe manages over 37,000 acres of forest land and multiple private and commercial properties in Southern Oregon.

At this time, Northwest Youth Corp is recruiting young adults between the ages of 19 and 26 to join the Community Wildfire Protection Corps (CWPC) for work between September 25 and December 8, 2023.

CWPC Crew members will learn how to protect communities from wildfires, do fuels reduction, enhance natural habitats and develop many other valuable work and outdoor skills.

According to Northwest Youth Corp:

“Crew members can use this opportunity as a steppingstone towards starting a career in an outdoor field such as natural resource management, outdoor recreation, forestry, or working for other environmental nonprofits. Others, who may not be interested in working in the green jobs sector, can use this work experience as a chance to gain easily transferable job skills, travel to new places, meet new people, and spend weeks making a real difference in their community.”

Crew members will receive a stipend plus a financial AmeriCorps education award and gain certifications and work experience needed to open career pathways.

If interested, apply on the Community Wildfire Protection Corp website: