US Naval Academy Trail Crew Leadership Positions–Roanoke, VA

Position Post Date: December 19, 2018 Join our team: Do you have a strong work ethic and a desire to help protect and care for your public lands? Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS) is hiring for the following seasonal positions. Position Title: US Naval Academy Trail Crew Leader/ Assistant Trail Crew Leader Position Duration: April […]

Wilderness Trail Crew Leader–Asheville, NC

Position Post Date: February 10, 2019 Join our team: Do you have a strong work ethic and a desire to help protect your public lands? Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS) is hiring for the following seasonal positions. Position Title: Trail Crew Leader/ Assistant Trail Crew Leader Position Duration: April 9 to Mid-August or April 9 […]

Spruce, Sphagnum, and a Roaring Fork: Tom and Skip go to Beartown

From Hutchinson’s rock at 4,480 feet, the view of Burke’s Garden below is stunning, a round bowl of fertile farmland encircled by thickly forested mountain ridges. It’s the highest elevation valley floor in the state of Virginia, and resembles a thumbprint made from above, or the blast crater from an ancient asteroid. In reality, the […]

Naval Academy Midshipmen join SAWS staff for training weekend

SAWS hosted eleven US Naval Academy Midshipmen at Cave Mountain Lake Campground in Natural Bridge Station, VA for a weekend of orientation and fellowship. The Midshipmen learned about SAWS, public lands, designated Wilderness, Leave No Trace, and were oriented to stewardship work and life on a SAWS crew to prepare them for the upcoming season. […]