SCA Northwest

SCA is Celebrating 30 years of service in the Northwest

Across Seattle and throughout the Northwest, SCA is building a new generation of conservation leaders and over the past 30 years, has strengthened the region’s youth, communities and environment. Today SCA annually engages more than 150 youth from Seattle and surrounding communities along a carefully crafted continuum of outdoor experiences that convey the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to competitively enter the workforce and practice a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. Read more

  • US-Canada Crew Celebration
    North Cascades Nat'l Park, Aug. 23
  • Ft. Worden Crew Celebration
    Fort Worden State Park Sun Aug. 10
  • Seattle Crews Summer Celebration
    Othello Playground - Fri. Aug. 15
  • Edmonds, WA Crew Summer Celebration
    City Park - Thurs. Aug. 14
  • Service – Stewardship – Sustainability
    In Seattle Since 1984
  • Video: SCA in the Northwest

SCA Northwest

Idaho | Montana | North Dakota | Oregon | South Dakota | Washington | Wyoming

The Northwest is the birthplace of SCA and since our first volunteers arrived at Grand Teton and Olympic National Parks in 1957, the region has remained one of SCA’s most vibrant and vital.

Locally-developed initiatives addressing area-specific needs include our SCA’s NPS Academy workforce development program with the National Park Service, the SCA-AmeriCorps Salmon-Challis National Forest Training Center, and Base-to-Basecamp initiative for dependents of military families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Our SCA Seattle program provides hundreds of under-served city youth with connections to nature and pathways to careers. And the nearby parks and forests – Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie, Olympic, Mount Rainier, North Cascades – all boast substantial numbers of SCA alumni on their staffs, a testament to the caliber of our members and the commitment of our area partners.

View our 2015 Northwest Community Program Flyer

2013 Youth Outcomes:

  • 565 youth served in the Northwest Region
  • 141,548 total hours served
  • $3,211,715 value of service to our public lands

Key initiatives:

  • SCA Seattle Community Program
  • SCA Northwest National Crews
  • SCA Individual Internships
  • SCA Corps Teams
  • SCA NPS Academy
  • SCA Canada-US International Crew

Primary partners:

  • Glacier National Park
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • North Cascades National Park
  • Olympic National Park
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation
  • Yellowstone National Park

Leading supporters:

  • Anonymous Donor
  • Anonymous Foundation
  • Bullitt Foundation
  • Martin-Fabert Foundation
  • Norcliffe Foundation
  • Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission
  • WYCO Fund

News, Stories & Projects

“Something different” is what Jessica Aronson Cook was looking for when she first joined the Student Conservation Association (SCA) as a Canyonlands National Park intern. Little did she know she would find her future career and life-long friends.

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The first Saturday in June is traditionally an excellent weather day in Seattle and a perfect time to discover, celebrate, and learn about trails in the city as part of National Trails Day.  This year, Seattle Parks and Recreation, together with community partners such as the Student Conservation Association, are coming together to raise awareness around trails and to restore and maintain them.   

 

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The National Park Service Director’s Partnership Award annually recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and/or lifetime achievements carried out by national park partners nationwide, everyday. It’s a great honor to SCA’s Community Crew program to be nominated by our long time partner Mount Rainier National Park. 

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Contact Info

1265 South Main Street
Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98144
206.324.4649

Available Internships

Natural Resources Intern

Starts May 18, 2015 • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Crow Agency, MT

This position will provide multidisciplinary natural resources management support for the Integrated Resources program at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.

Education Intern

Starts August 24, 2015 • Casper Mountain Science School, Casper,, WY

Casper Mountain Science School has education internships for those interested in learning to teach in the outdoors. Teams of SCA interns will teach area students the science and natural history of an 8,000 foot mountain located in central Wyoming.

Centennial Volunteer Ambassador - Local Recruiting

Starts May 25, 2015 • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA

Be a Centennial Volunteer Ambassador at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site!

Invasive Plant Management Intern

Starts May 18, 2015 • Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Cheney, WA

Help prevent and control the invasion of exotic plant species on Turnbull National Widlfie Refuge

Interpretation Intern

Starts May 11, 2015 • Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Medora, ND

Help visitors make their visit to this incredible park a memorable one by helping them understand its mission and significance, and by helping them make connections to the park and its resources

Fisheries Intern

Starts July 6, 2015 • Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Princeton, OR

Come to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to be part of the solution controlling invasive common carp to improve bird habitat for the Pacific Flyway.