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Trail repair and construction is a major need on several OHV trails near Homer. Individuals will work as a crew to implement sustainable, best practice trail management methods through construction and maintenance, making a positive impact on the environment by reducing harmful practices that have occurred over the years. The expected results are that trail users and the environment will benefit from this maintenance for years to come.

Duties and Responsibilities 
Crew Members perform manual labor and work 8–10-hour days outdoors in all types of weather conditions. Crew Members are expected to learn and apply trail building skills,  practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned, use, maintain and repair hand and power tools, as necessary.

Desired Skills/Qualifications 
Must be at least 18 years of age. 
Minimum of completed High school education.
Must display good judgment, communication, and problem-solving skills. 
Willingness and ability to perform manual work following verbal and written instruction. Experience riding ATV’s. Experience conducting light maintenance and using hand tools. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a federal background check.

Wages and Benefits 
This position will be 20-30 hours/week from mid-June – August 2023. The rate of pay is $18-$22 per hour depending on experience.

Apply by May 31, 2023, at 5pm 
To apply email cover letter, resume, and 2 references to mattjames@homerswcd.org



We are pleased to announce this year's lineup for our annual winter/spring series of presentations and hands-on workshops. These KNOW YOUR LAND talks are designed to help people who are interested in growing their own food and being good stewards of their land.
The one-hour talks are a collaboration between Homer Soil & Water, USDA-NRCS Homer field office and Kenai Peninsula College. They will be held in Homer, AK at the KPC Kachemak Bay Campus in-person and can also be attended live online via Zoom.
See our events calendar below for descriptions of each topic and the Zoom link for virtual attendance. No registration is necessary. Click the event you'd like to attend and then simply click the link embedded in the decrription to join us during the talk.

Click on any event for more information.


Learn about Local Food!

Check out Homer Grown on KBBI AM 890. It's a local show on gardening, agriculture and all things that grow on the southern Kenai Peninsula. Interviews with local experts and farmers, it's all about the community transmission of knowledge. 

Check out what our local farmers grow and how they grow it in the Growing Local Food survey that interviewed dozens of local farmers.

Check out our in-depth survey of restaurants and institutions that will help show what they look for in quantities, varieties and quality when Buying Local Food.

Check out our survey of local and Lower 48 food hubs and other distributors of local food to learn about Potential Distribution Systems and see what it takes to successfully get local food out to customers.



We've moved!

After decades in the "blue bank building," NRCS and Homer Soil and Water are all moving into the Frontier Building between ACS and Remax on Pioneer. As of December 2017, our new address is 432 E Pioneer Ave.  Homer Soil and Water will be in the office on the left, NRCS will be on the right, where Tech Connect used to be.

Come say hi!

Below is a list of goals for the coming fiscal year, identified by the Board of Supervisors.  Our Annual Plan of Work, outlining our goals and objectives, and how we aim to accomplish them, can be viewed by downloading this document.  


  • Goal 1:  Encourage incorporation of landscape systems into the planning process at any scale.
  • Goal 2:  Maximize use of best management practices to protect water and soil related resources.
  • Goal 3:  Work with partner agencies to assist in the protection of salmon habitat. 
  • Goal 4:  Promote and support sound management and protection of wetlands on non-federal lands on the Kenai Peninsula.
  • Goal 5:  Provide support for agricultural activities in the Homer District.
  • Goal 6:  Further the Homer District’s Invasive Plant Program.
  • Goal 7:  Provide educational opportunities and materials to assist the public in making informed decisions regarding resource management.

We value your civil rights.  It is the policy of the Homer Soil and Water Conservation District to recruit, hire, train and promote for all job classifications without regard to a person’s race, religion, color or national origin, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood or any other impermissible characteristic as defined by law when the reasonable demands of the position do not require distinction of the aforementioned items.

Homer Soil and Water Conservation District has projects for which we need people with specific qualifications.  We are often hiring for a variety of positions.

For more information check out the Employment Opportunities tab on this website, e-mail Info@HomerSWCD.org or, call 907-299-4920. If you happen to have qualifications and interest in any of these kinds of jobs, feel free to give us your information. Just e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to Info@HomerSWCD.org

Stay tuned as these job postings change!

Homer Soil and Water Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer.


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Feel free to come by our office in the Frontier Building during business hours:

432 E. Pioneer Ave, Homer, AK

Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Our staff also  sometimes work from home. You can reach out to us by phone or email at anytime. We're here to help.

  • Phone: (907) 235-8177 Ext. 5

  • info@homerswcd.org

Contacts by program

Invasive Species Program:  katherine@homerswcd.org or (907) 235-8177 ext 117

Agriculture Program Coordinator: monica@homerswcd.org or (907) 235-8177 ext 111

Natural Resources: Rivers & Wetlands: devony@homerswcd.org

Natural Resources: Habitat Enhancement & Trails mattjames@homerswcd.org

Outreach Coordinator and Local Food Systems nicole@homerswcd.org

District Manager:  kyra@homerswcd.org or (907) 235-8177 ext 106

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