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

  • Profile: Not Afraid of a Little Dirt and Sweat
  • Profile: Opened Doors
  • Trails Day Project at Cleveland Memorial Forest, Issaquah, WA Saturday, August 7, 2014
  • Service – Stewardship – Sustainability In Seattle Since 1984
  • Video: SCA in the Northwest
  • SCA Nominated for NPS Director's Award

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 2013 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 Youth Conservation Program
  • SCA South Snohomish Youth Conservation Crew
  • SCA’s NPS Academy
  • Base-to-Basecamp, A military family youth initiative
  • US-Canada International Conservation Crew

Primary partners:

  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord Youth and Family Services
  • Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • Olympic National Park
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation

Leading supporters:

News, Stories & Projects

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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This year the Northwest Community program is celebrating 30 years of community programming and conservation service to the Puget Sound area. We’re reaching out to our SCA members throughout our history to reconnect and find out where they’re at today. This conversation is with Jesse Alton, ‘93-‘96 Seattle Community Program alum and crew leader ‘04. 

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Contact Info

1265 South Main Street
Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98144
206.324.4649

Positions

Outreach and Education Intern

Starts January 5, 2015 • Olympic National Park, Port Angeles, WA

Work with students and in local communities to inspire the next generation of park supporters and stewards.

Recreation Intern

Starts June 1, 2015 • Gallatin National Forest, Big Timber, MT

Join the US Forest Service, Gallatin National Forest, Bozeman Ranger District for an adventure in outdoor recreation services.

Recreation Intern

Starts June 1, 2015 • Gallatin National Forest, Bozeman, MT

Join the US Forest Service, Gallatin National Forest, Bozeman Ranger District for an adventure in outdoor recreation services.

Winter Trail Ranger

Starts January 5, 2015 • Payette National Forest, McCall, ID

Winter Trail Ranger Position in Beautiful McCall, Idaho!

Preservation Intern

Starts September 1, 2014 • Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve, Coupeville, WA

Come join the team at Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve for a unique internship filled with varied experiences.

Interpretation Ranger Intern

Starts October 1, 2014 • Olympic National Park, Port Angeles, WA

Exciting internship in interpretation at Olympic National Park!