The goal of this project is to collect sufficient data to effectively represent the rock climbing activity in the Red Rock National Conservation Area. This information is to be used by the Bureau of Land Management in the development of a management plan for these areas. To adequately represent the amount of climbing activity in these wilderness areas the inventory team collected spatial and attribute data on the location of climbing areas and wall, the state of access trails to these walls, the number of routes on each wall, an estimate of the number of bolts and anchors on the routes, and any other elements that might describe climber specific activity.
Inventorying bouldering locations and review existing digital data, gps, photograph, document existing and new routes
Inventorying route access trails
Inventorying notable and popular climbing and use patterns
Public Information/Focus group meeting
Coordinate with BLM staff and stakeholders
Analysis of routes and bolting
September 26, 2022 - March 31, 2023
Las Vegas, Nevada
Compensation and Benefits:
This is an AmeriCorps position; candidates will receive a living allowance dependent on their length of service. The living allowance is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. The allowance is paid to members in biweekly installments throughout their term of service. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award also dependent on the length of service that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.
• Living Allowance: approximately $800 biweekly (pre-tax)
• Education Award: $2,417.14
• Per Diem: $15.00/day spent in the field
• Paid time off, sick leave
• Paid health insurance, with optional vision and dental insurance
• Professional development and technical training opportunities
• Additional AmeriCorps benefits may include; student loan forbearance, loan interest accrual repayment, supplemental nutritional assistance program
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• Bachelor’s degree in recreation/wilderness management, natural resources, or equivalent coursework and field experience preferred;
• Experience following established implementation procedures and protocols for field projects;
• Knowledge of and experience in best practices for maintaining field safety in remote settings;
• Ability to safely work in harsh and rapidly changing environments and traverse uneven, steep terrain;
• Ability to use hand-held GPS units and experience with GIS
• Familiarity with the proper and safe use of climbing gear, and bouldering
• Strong communication skills, oral and written, with an ability to communicate effectively with agency staff, field and office colleagues, and the general public;
• Possess self-starting motivation, detail orientation, strong organizational skills, and abilities to effectively work independently and as a team member;
• Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license, and an ability to safely operate 4WD vehicle on unimproved roads;